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“Beautiful,peaceful church”

St Mary Redcliffe Church
Ranked #5 of 211 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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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went here on the recommendation of other reviewers who rated it more highly than the cathedral and were not disappointed. We always visit the church wherever we go and found this one of the most beautiful we've seen.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This church has a lot of history and its beautiful spire was the last thing to be completed at a later date it is built above a warren of manmade red sandstone caves.It also has a Tram rail embedded in the cemetary from the second world war which was caused by a bomb blast by a german bomb

Thank John S
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

It was unusual these days to see a large church that still has pews. The only problem we had was that we picked the wrong day as the organist was practising and it was very loud, but it didn't stop our enjoyment.

Thank rubybooboveytracey
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

That was Queen Elizabeth I who said that, but it's a good quote, and I've been to churches and cathedrals all over Britain and I think this still holds good. A magnificent Church. One can spend hours here. Don't forget to see the large piece of tramline embedded in the church yard blown there in the II world war.
And the cat's gravestone.

Thank mary w
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Not massive but right on the edge of the city centre and has lots of interesting little features that are highlighted in the guide notes. Connection to the Penn's of Pennsylvania, Cabot's Matthew ship. Mainly I liked viewing the bosses,so be ready to look upwards and possibly take binoculars. There are over 1000 to see and all different.

Thank Jane L
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