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Lovely Church

Fantastic Church so sad to see all the Canadian War Graves a lot of the people that died in Kinmel... read more

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My visit to the Marble Church

First sight of this church amazes me by how delicate it looks. The stonework in the hollow spire... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic Church so sad to see all the Canadian War Graves a lot of the people that died in Kinmel Camp died while waiting to return to Canada two years after the war was over. One day we may find out what happened in that camp.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First sight of this church amazes me by how delicate it looks. The stonework in the hollow spire looks impossibly fragile, like porcelain.
Unbelievably, this church was "thrown up" in four years by a 19th century building contractor, and I have heard (not confirmed) that it now costs more annually, (though not it real terms of course) in maintenance costs than the original contract price.
The carved pews and pulpit, along with the Italian marble pillars make the interior a very special sight.

Well worth a visit, and you could combine, as we did, a stay at nearby Bodelwydden Castle, an adults only hotel.

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We were staying at the castle and it is 15 min approx walk to the church. We started out but due to the rain we went via car. There is plenty of parking. The graves are just as interesting as the church itself. It is not large but worth a visit.

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Walked around here and was fascinated to see new grave stones for WW1 Canadian and Welsh soldiers all only young mainly 18 / 25 years of age, the church was lovely and well kept, good 2 hours spent looking at different things

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

10 to 15 minutes walk from Bodelwyddan Castle across busy road.In the light of us being world travelers this is a little underwhelming.The historical links are interesting especially those of the 1st World War and the uprising of the Canadian troops.

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is the most beautiful little church we have visited - locally called The Marble Church, for obvious reasons when you visit.
In the graveyard are many gravestones of Canadian World War 1 veterans who succumbed to the influenza pandemic which broke out after the end of the war, whilst awaiting repatriation back to Canada. Absolutely fascinating place

Thank Jean N
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Very lovely church friendly vicar and lovely views around the area including Bodelwyddan castle ...lovely venue for christenings ans weddings

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful and interesting Church,lots of magnificent marble features.Always a friendly welcome and good facilities.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Easily reached from junction 25 of the A55, with plenty of free parking on the access road to the church, this is a must visit for anybody interested in old churches, or in the unique history of this area.
Whilst imposing from the outside, with its tall steeple which can be seen from some distant around; the interior which features 14 different types of marble from around the world is beautiful in it’s simplicity. The vaulted wooden ceiling, built without nails, is itself a tribute to early craftsmen.
The well kept graveyard contains a large number of graves of Canadian soldiers who, ironically, died at the end of WW1 whilst stationed at the then Kimnel Barracks waiting for repatriation to their own country. An information board adjacent to the graves gives a full explanation of the circumstances.

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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful stone church in lovely surroundings. A lovely place to visit. A must to see Inside, it's homely an welcoming

Thank Stuart And Val G
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