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“A sense of history and a haven of peace and reflection”

Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in St. Brelade
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scotland
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102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A sense of history and a haven of peace and reflection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We came upon this old church with its adjacent old fishermen's chapel after a beautiful walk along the bay. The chapel was quiet and peaceful and one felt the history of quiet worship over the ages there and in the main church.All made more so by a very friendly lady of the congregation who explained a great deal and made all visitors most welcome

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful complex with informative guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

St Brelade's church sits at the far end of an attractive beach. Made of local stone and shells from the beach it is an eclectic mixture of periods as it was added to in different stages. Parts predate the Norman Conquest. Inside is tranquill with much of interest. The lady guide , who freely admits to being over 80 years old is so informative, yet not at all pushy. A lovely idea is a 'leaf tree' where one writes on a paper leaf, and then places it on the 'tree' inviting prayers for loved ones. It was done so tastefully and brought much solace to one of our party who had just lost, within 2 weeks has daughter-in-law, and wife.
Next door was the Fisherman's Chapel. This is much smaller but has really interesting wall frescos. Well detailed 'paddles' give expanations of the drawings. Further up the hill is a church hall where you get wonderful scones and pots of tea at a bargain price.
The walk back to the car takes one through the very old cemetery, and the inscriptions make interesting reading.

Visited June 2012
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nottingham
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“Quaint Fishermans Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

We loved this little Fishermans Church and just up the hill is the final resting place of Jessie Boot - which has to be the most unloved and uncared for family grave we have seen - such a terrible shame.

Visited June 2012
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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“A Place of Calm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

The church is open through the day to visitors, with a tea room open in the spring / summer months daily except Sundays, selling refreshments and home made cakes at reasonable prices (for charity). The church itself dates back to the time of William the Conqueror, and has windows by Bosdet; next to it is the Fisherman's Chapel which has mediaeval wall paintings restored in the 1970s. There is an Celtic evening service (in English) which is popular with visitors at 6.30 pm most Sundays in the Fisherman's Chapel.

Visited June 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“SUNDAY SERVICE.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

It was very kind of church members to pick up guests from the Biarritz and return them after the service.
We really enjoyed the service the hospitality of the Church membership was very inspiring.

Visited June 2012
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