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“Beautiful church”
Review of St James Priory

St James Priory
Ranked #56 of 208 things to do in Bristol
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: St James Priory is the oldest church in Bristol dating from 1129.Originally a Benedictine Priory it has survived the ravages of change,the Reformation,wars and time. St James still survives as a jewel in the crown of Bristol. Although hidden away it is a haven of peace and serenity in the middle of the city centre. Between 2009 and 2011the church was completely renovated and restored following a grant of £3.2 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. A warm, friendly and relaxing cafe adjoins the Church at the east end.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful church”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Excellent historic church in the centre of Bristol. Peaceful haven from the city, great cafe and meeting rooms. Certainly worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Bristol, England
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133 attraction reviews
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“great cafe”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Popped in to the café here whilst waiting for a coach at the bus station. Didn't get time to go in the priory but will do that another time. Didn't even know the café was there, friendly welcome, nice coffee, they do food as well and a nice place to sit and wait for your coach. I will be back to see the church!

Visited February 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Oldest building in Bristol with oldest stained glass window in Europe.”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

You have to visit this place to get the tranquility of the church and surrounding community. Amazing ad it's right in the centre of Bristol. Meeting rooms are excellent and the attached cafe makes a welcome change from the corporate establishments and the menu is well thought out.

Visited January 2014
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Bristol
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“A peaceful interesting pleasing church”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

A lovely place. The recent regeneration is great and the candles make the feeling inside really soothing. I recently attended a Carol Concert, it was lovely. Great decriptive signs around the church and a good cafe. A shame that Greg's were allowed to open a shop almost opposite! Saint James' a lovely haven of peace within the bustling city.

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

St James Priory church is absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous setting and peaceful place to go. Cafe serves lovely food and a great place to rest your feet with a cuppa!

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