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Stunning interior

The church is at the top end of the main street and entrance is via a few steps, but the effort to... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2019
sabatinitennis
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London, United Kingdom
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Georgian Church at top of the cobbles

This Georgian Church is at top end of the cobbled High St, opposite Abbots Hospital “old folks... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

The church is at the top end of the main street and entrance is via a few steps, but the effort to reach it is worth it. Inside it is glorious.....space, cleanliness, no pews, painted ceilings, a stunning altar area and a chapel dedicated to the local regiment that lists many killed in action. There are plenty of stained glass windows and plaques (many huge) to view too. Wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

This Georgian Church is at top end of the cobbled High St, opposite Abbots Hospital “old folks home” and near the imposing statue of George Abbot (whose burial chamber is inside the church). It just so happened that walking past I noticed the church was open and on impulse decided to have a look round. This building dates from mid 1700s and built after the medieval church collapsed (during improvements!). I was surprised by the interior which is absent of pews you might expect, with modern day chair seating (see my pic). Interesting to see a large memorial plaque to those of 2nd Bn Queens Regt who died during the Boer War campaign and to realise that a far higher proportion of those who never returned actually died of disease (see my pic). There are also memorials to those who fell during other wars and the Queen’s Regimental Chapel dedicated to the Queens Regt, which was subsequently amalgamated into the current day Princess of Wales’s Royal Regt (Queens & Hants). Had an interesting chat with one of the volunteer guides and also noted the church is open Saturday mornings for tea and cake. There’s a regular programme of recitals.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Rather austere red brick exterior, older than seems at first sight. Well worth pushing the doors, if only for the history of th is very peaceful Church. Contains a number of points of interest, such as the memorial to Arthur Onslow (XVII century speaker of the House), the remarkable tomb of George Abbott (XVII century Archbishop of Canterbury) to the right of the altar, unfortunately somewhat hidden from view on our visit by a pile of chairs and trestle tables, and the magnificence of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment war memorial along the north wall. A path leads up around the cemetery to the side of the church, not seen from the High Street.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

I have been to Guildford many times but had never entered this fine church which is at the top of the High Street. The outside is not very impressive but the interior is very striking. It is a very large church with fine paintings and several memorials. The chancel is in the Byzantine style which gives the church a rather exotic feel. There are helpful stewards and a free leaflet explains all the main features of the church. I thought it was more interesting than the cathedral.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

Although I have lived in the area for 35 years, I had never before visited this church. Situated on the High Street, it has a beautiful and peaceful interior, with interesting stained glass windows and several side chapels, all beautifully maintained. The guides were unobtrusive, but ready to be helpful and friendly. Well worth a visit for a time of peace and quiet reflection.

Date of experience: April 2019
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