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“An architectural gem”

St Mary Redcliffe Church
Ranked #4 of 207 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 'The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England' - Elizabeth I The Christian community has worshipped continuously on the site occupied by St Mary Redcliffe Church for well over 800 years. The first church may have built here in Saxon times, when Bristol first became a port – the original quayside was just across the road, below the red sandstone cliff from which this area gets its name, located on what is now Redcliffe Quay. The present church is a treasure of international importance, a Grade I listed building that is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. All the features of St Mary Redcliffe speak clearly of the beauty and the infinite variety in God’s world. The church building is open daily for all to visit, reflect, pray, join in formal worship or simply “be”. Everyone is welcome here. Use this page to find out more about our church and some of the famous people who have contributed to its rich history.
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South West
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26 reviews
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“An architectural gem”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This church stands out for miles around, and inside is pretty spectacular and fascinating too. Not only that there is a cafe in the undercroft where fresh food and drinks are available, all very tasty.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“The fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

As Elizabeth the 1st said, 'It is the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England' . A beautiful landmark which shouldn't look onto a roundabout.

Visited December 2012
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful church inside and out”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Well worth going into the church the architecture, stain glass windows, are beautiful, take a camera in with you, sure makes beautiful pictures.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Stunning. The most breathtaking church I've ever seen, full of history. Anyone working in the church will tell you about the underground passageways used to stow slaves in the past. If you're there at the right time u will be invited in to watch a service from the back (not the whole thing). It's one if the best places In Bristol.

Visited October 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Carol Service at Christmas”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The atmosphere was great, the hymns were all traditional tunes and the music accoustics were terrific in such a wonderful building. the Clergy made everyone feel welcome and the true message of Christmas came across and was personal to each and every member of the congregation.

Visited December 2012
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