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“A Step back in Time”
Review of St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church
Ranked #7 of 52 things to do in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

A Victorian church with box pews with the names of families on.
A large three tier pulpit, with the vicars wife's ear trumpets still in situ.

1  Thank colin t
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

This church is quite different to any other I've been too. It has grown over the centuries and has interesting quirks as well as an historical display. A nice visit after the Abbey

Thank Janice D
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

The church stands perched on the hill and looks like an ordinary church, but inside it holds a lot of character and history, The worn paths give a clue to the number of feet that have trodden its way to the lord. You must see the carved chair which is lovely. The old block pews still show the signage of "for strangers only" and the trumpets attached to the pulpit so the vicars wife could tune into the sermon. Lots to see and the staff are so helpful. Please take a look and leave a contribution. A lot of work going on at the moment to attempt to stop it from falling into the sea. If you cant face the steps, go on the tourist bus, stop off and call in at the YMCA for a coffee and a cake.

1  Thank Sandy L
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Excellent church. Very interesting to look round with very helpful notices. Only blip is that they appeared to force you to pay to look round and then in the church stated it was voluntary

Thank David A
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

great to visit such a fine Church, when We went it was fairly Quiet and very peaceful, we had nice tour and then sat and reflected on the beautiful feel of the building. You do not have to be religious to enjoy this fine building and its well worth the climb!

Thank bunney49
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