The Priory Church of St Mary

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The Priory Church of St Mary

The Priory Church of St Mary
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DarrenN1
Anlaby, UK220 contributions
A must see if your visiting Bridlington
Sep 2021
Not far from the heart of Bridlington's old town, the Priory is well worth a visit. Packed with history.
See if you can find all the wooden mice.
Written September 18, 2021
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CaptainsWife1
Edinburgh283 contributions
Warm Welcome
Jul 2021
A very warm welcome upon arrival. But please note the priory is not open at weekends. A nice tapestry explaining a bit about the history of the church.
Written July 4, 2021
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yorksdave
Doncaster, UK136 contributions
Historic but average Parish Church
Oct 2019
Clearly a historic building which has been restored to it's former glory, but that said it is little different to lots of local parish churchs.
Written October 30, 2019
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holidaymanWashington
Washington, UK1,836 contributions
Magnificent Building.
Sep 2019
The giant Priory Church has been a landmark and talisman of Bridlington's old town for centuries. It is open at various times through the week and well worth a look, as it is just as impressive inside as it is outside. It has some spectacular stained glass windows, a superb alter and a magnificent set of organ pipes. There are various recitals throughout the year. Whilst these things are all on a large scale, it is the smaller things that are often overlooked, without time spent on closer inspection, that appeal to me. Things such as the individual, hand made prayer kneeling cushions, all of which are outstanding. I like to look at the carvings and the often missed craftsmanship of the building and it's contents.

There are a few tables and chairs at the rear, where you can sit and have a coffee from the machine. A gift shop is also available and the incumbent staff are very friendly and take a genuine interest in their visitors. I particularly like the carved tree stump just inside the church gate, overlooking the large cemetery. It is a shame that we arrived late and only had about half an hour to look around, as we could happily have spent much longer.
Written September 25, 2019
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,240 contributions
GREAT ARCHITECTURE
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you are ever in Bridlington,it’s worth giving a bit of time to visit The Priory Church,a splendid building which is well maintained and a joy to walk around.
Written June 4, 2019
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KevinSadler2364
Leicester, UK1,267 contributions
Historic
Apr 2019 • Family
The Priory Church of St Mary is the oldest building in Bridlington, and has witnessed many changes over the centuries. The architecture is stunning, and the information of its history inside is always worth a visit.
Written April 7, 2019
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sistersue61
Tamworth, UK102 contributions
Old town visit
Apr 2018
Beautiful church, with a history trail to follow and the volunteers were very friendly and knowledgable.
Loved the card soldiers in preparation for the Armistice Day service
Written January 6, 2019
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Patricia T
Southend-on-Sea, UK28 contributions
Impressive.
Sep 2018 • Friends
A remarkable building with beautiful stained glass windows and a great history. The silent soldiers were very thought provoking. We saw laminated notices on the church railings and then around the town of Bridlington which related to specific soldiers who had lived or worked at various locations, which brought home the price the community paid in the First World War.
Written September 23, 2018
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Philip T
Edinburgh, UK76 contributions
Tribute
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Priory is well worth a visit - a fine example of medieval architecture. The silent soldiers sitting in the pews ‘Remembering the Fallen’ at the Priory. Such a simple but moving tribute to the Great War heroes of Bridlington. Their names & ages bring home the horror & poignancy of loss during conflicts. The tribute trail with the named tributes in windows & on gates commemorates local men - LEST WE FORGET.
Written September 17, 2018
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Melanie R
12 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2018 • Couples
Very interesting church. Lots of history. And free! - unlike York. Very helpful guides and informative leaflets.
Written June 18, 2018
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