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“The church.”

St. Andrew's Church
Ranked #28 of 170 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The church.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This would worth a visit on a rainy day just to have a look in side the church, its being a big church from where I live you can hear the bells being pulled and it is a nice sound if you like bells ringing.

Visited May 2012
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Plymouth, Devon
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610 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
“From the ashes”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Unlike Charles Church, near by, St Andrew's was rebuilt after being gutted by an incendiary bomb in the Second World War. However, it was 1957 before it was reconsecrated. There is much to like here, from the generous opening hours to the John Piper stained glass (personally, I like it though many would not, I am sure). When I visited a volunteer steward, John, came over immediately and gave me some initial information. All very welcoming.

Visited October 2012
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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“St Andrew's Church Plymouth”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

There has been a church on the present site for over a thousnd years, in its present form dating from the 15th century.
It has magnificent stained glass windows designed by Sir John Piper, the previous windows were destroyed as a result of bombing in WW2 and those windows replaced the original windows which were destroyed in the Civil War.
Catherine of Aragon landed at Plymouth on her way to marry Henry VIII and took mass there. Sir Francis Drake was a regular worshiper when not at sea, and the tower was a welcome sight when approaching Plymouth from the sea.
The organ is probably the finest in the south west, and it is worth a visit just to hear it.

Visited November 2011
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11 Thank Noel C
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Awe Inspiring.”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

The stained glass windows add to the Spiritual sense of belonging to this beautiful building.
I recently attended a funeral service here and it was a wonderful setting for this special event.

Visited August 2012
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11 Thank Kristin V
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Pretty place. Good for funerals, weddings and Sunday worship. You can also give money to the church too.

Visited January 2012
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