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“Unchanging”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of St Hilda's Church

St Hilda's Church
Ranked #30 of 51 things to do in Whitby
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Unchanging”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been visiting Whitby on and off for sixty years, and can well remember attending Mass at the beautiful church of St Hilda way back in the 1950s. Whilst some minor changes have been made to the layout of the sanctuary to accommodate the changes brought in by the second Vatican Council, essentially the church looks very much as it did all those years ago. The altar and reredos are richly decorated, flanked by Italian mosaic panels on either side. Above the high altar are magnificent stained glass windows depicting the life of St Hilda. The sanctuary is enhanced by the beautifully decorated oak rood beam above, with its figures of Mary and St John on either side of the cross. All in all it is quite a gem of a church and well worth a visit.You will appreciate its quite and prayerful atmosphere too.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“An interesting place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went to mass at St. Hildas during my stay which was very uplifting, but even if you don't go to mass, the building is worth a visit: Its ninetenth century neo-gothic style is very appealing as are the statues of local saints above the altar - Sts Bede, Hilda and Hedda amongst them. A quiet place in the bustle of tourist Whitby.

Visited July 2014
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“PEACEFUL PLACES”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have attended St. Hilda's R.C. Church on many occasions & find it to be the most peaceful place in town. Away from the hustle & bustle it is a calming & relaxing place to be.

Visited July 2014
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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Very Funny Priest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lovely old Church. Priest likes telling jokes, all totally innocent of course. Also does his wider role well

Visited June 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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“nice and quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

we went to have a look and a sit down for a short whitle, lovely church, nice a peacefull even though lots of people were doing the same

Visited May 2014
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