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“Splendid Parish Church”

St. Mary's Church Beverley
Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Beverley
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Splendid Parish Church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

In any other town this church would be feted with compliments for its size and beauty. That it is overshadowed by the Minster should not distract from its atmosphere of calm spirituality despite it being bounded on two sides by busy roads. Well worth a visit to investigate its charms.

Visited July 2013
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Swanland, England, United Kingdom
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“Took the vicar to church.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

A vicar and his wife were visiting us from further north so we met in Beverley. As he is interested in church history and architecture, I took them to St Mary's Church and we were fortunate that it was a quiet time so the most obliging caretaker let us see places for which one usually has to make an appointment. It had a mention on the TV programme "QI" as it has the earliest maiden's garland (or crant) known to exist from 1680. It has a statue of the White Rabbit that inspired Lewis Carroll. It has mediaeval misericords. It has galaxies on the ceiling. There are so many interesting things to see and so much history to discover it is a very rewarding way to spend an hour or more.

Visited November 2013
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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Two great churches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beverley has not only the Minster but at the other end one of the great parish churches of England, St Mary's. Don't miss the 'Minstrels Pillar', the painted ceilings, the misericordes in the choir, the White Rabbit. Friendly, warm, a good place always.

Visited November 2013
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss the White Rabbit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This church has a similar feel to the Minster but being on a smaller scale it feels cosier and more personal; for all that it's an impressive and magnificent building.

Visited July 2013
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England
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“A gem in its own right”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Having been to Beverley Minster, I wandered through the main thoroughfare into the Market Square and on to St. Mary's. In any other town I suspect St. Mary's would be regarded as a very large church but, of course, it would fit in to the Minster several times over! But it has its own charm and has a spiritual feel to it. The highly decorated lofty ceiling are wonderful and I found the Altar with its paintings to be a real focus.

Visited November 2013
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