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St Mary Redcliffe Church

12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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Found this church for my partner who loves visting churches,she delighted in the Gothic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mark l
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Braunton, United Kingdom
Beautiful church with a long and interesting history

This church is imposing from the outside and beautifully crafted inside. The vaulted roof is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard S
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Guildford, 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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12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this church for my partner who loves visting churches,she delighted in the Gothic archtecture.Its well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is imposing from the outside and beautifully crafted inside. The vaulted roof is stunning. Not only does it offer a spiritual oasis close to the city centre but it has numerous points of interest which are well explained without detracting from its main...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is more of a cathedral then a church stunning piece of architecture loved it and must visit on the outskirts of town

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If Good Queen Bess really said this she was spot on. Fabulous history; Cabot, Chatterton, Penn,Canynge and the much loved Olympic Gold medallist Canon Sidney Swann who saved the church from incendary bombs during the Bristol Blitz. Look at the ceiling and the stained glass....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice visit to this well preserved church. A nice quite refuge from the busy city outside. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is gothic architecture at its grandest. The church is imposing and worth seeing on a visit to Bristol.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very definitely worth a look inside if you are passing. This huge church could easily be mistaken for a cathedral. Inside it is surprisingly peaceful and the lay-out means a beautiful chapel reserved for private prayer can be found at the far end, furthest away...More

Thank lonewolf44
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This church holds so much history! The staff is friendly and helpful, and encourage tours throughout the week. The detailed architecture is magnificent, and the story of Bristol's involvement in the slave trade is an interesting, unexpected feature displayed in the corridors of the cathedral....More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Did not have a lot of time to look around , however I was impressed by the architecture, well worth the visit. The Christmas tree display ( festival) was interesting

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have been in this church many times as I used to live in the the area. It is a very beautiful church,an amazing place to get married in. The midnight mass at Christmas is very moving and enjoyable

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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
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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