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St Mary Redcliffe Church

12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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A wonderful visit backed up by wonderful people

We were told about this church and went there when we were not allowed to get in the Cathedral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
topcat8562
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Cambridge
Beautiful Parish Church

I have stayed in Bristol many times and have always wanted to visit this Church. A friend mentioned... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony B
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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'The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England' - Elizabeth I The Christian community has worshipped continuously on the site occupied by St Mary Redcliffe Church for well over 800 years. The first church may have built here in Saxon times, when Bristol first became a port – the original quayside was just across the road, below the red sandstone cliff from which this area gets its name, located on what is now Redcliffe Quay. The present church is a treasure of international importance, a Grade I listed building that is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. All the features of St Mary Redcliffe speak clearly of the beauty and the infinite variety in God’s world. The church building is open daily for all to visit, reflect, pray, join in formal worship or simply “be”. Everyone is welcome here. Use this page to find out more about our church and some of the famous people who have contributed to its rich history.
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
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+44 117 231 0060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about this church and went there when we were not allowed to get in the Cathedral. Well - it certainly made our visit to Bristol worthwhile. A very friendly geltleman gave us some informsation and gave us suggestions as to what we...More

Thank topcat8562
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in Bristol many times and have always wanted to visit this Church. A friend mentioned that it was a central feature of some books by Jeffry Archer so this time I made the effort to visit. What an absolute treasure it is...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely architecture, well informed volunteers on site, plenty of history from all eras and a peaceful place amidst the traffic and chaos!!

Thank Darrell F
Rhys W, Research, Marketing and Digital at St Mary Redcliffe Church, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments Darrell - hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It towers over you with hundreds of years of history, the arhitecture is awesome, beautiful work of art.

Thank Grey C
Rhys W, Marketing, Web and Digital at St Mary Redcliffe Church, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Grey C - we're pleased you enjoyed the church. Hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To my mind this church far surpasses all but the top cathedrals. The exterior architecture is perfectly proportioned, ornate and intriguing- with the detailed, intense and remarkable porch almost looking like something you would find in the Alhambra. Inside, the effect of space and light...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is one of the great churches in Bristol, both externally and internally. Well worth seeing and it is open most of the time

Thank global-traveller48
Rhys W, Research, Marketing and Digital at St Mary Redcliffe Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review global-traveller48

Reviewed 21 June 2017

this really is the fairest of them all. You can do a litttle tour, and there is a couple of little tours for kids, pick up the Cat or Mouse tours pamphlets for just £1, and they are fun and interesting for adults as well.

Thank SCL87
Rhys W, Reasearch, Marketing and Digital at St Mary Redcliffe Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review SCL87 - pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 June 2017

If you like visiting churches this is a treat. A large and very high Victorian church in excellent condition. Don't miss the beautiful boat-shaped altar in the rear chapel. Services have excellent music.

Thank Steve M
Rhys W, Rearch, Marketing and Digital at St Mary Redcliffe Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Steve. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

I am non-religious and yet was moved by the tranquility and beauty of this building. Not really for children, you have to want to visit fine buildings to appreciate what is being offered. Elizabeth I said that it was, ' the finest parish church in...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This amazing church is one of the landmarks for which Bristol is famous. It is a very large and ornate building, which incredibly was constructed as a parish church. There is a great deal of stained glass, including a number of very interesting modern windows....More

Thank Paul S
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I am sorry but I'm not able to answer your questions, as I don't know the area well enough. I recommend calling St Mary Redcliff, as I'm sure that they will be able to assist you with the info you need. Their tel number is... More
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I think parking would be difficult.
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