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“Hidden gem”
Review of St. Etheldreda's

St. Etheldreda's
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Hidden away in Ely Place is this beautiful Catholic Church. It is almost always open. It has lovely modern stained glass and statues of Catholic Martyrs. It has an a unique atmosphere. It's a short walk to Smithfield where many of the Catholic and even more Protestant Martyrs were put to death when religion in the UK was violent and unforgiving.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The ancient church is perfect for mass with accompanying music -- much as it was intended when the building was constructed several hundred years ago. Likewise the stained glass, carved wooden details, and stonework harken to its long and storied past.

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Like many we just came across the church while in the area looking at something else. A wedding was about to take place but we were allowed in. A choir clearly to sing at the wedding were practising. We passed under them and looked at the stain glass window behind the alter, what an atmosphere. We went in the crypt on the way out dark and damp and spooky. Lovely visit and so lucky with the timing

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

I was at school at St Etheldreda's in the 1960/70s and took my First Holy Communion at the Church. The School was next door in the convent and tiny and run by nuns - it was a wonderful wonderful place to be. I didn't realise the Church still had a Latin Mass on a Sunday - I'm definitely heading for that!

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went on a weekday morning and felt really calmed by the hushed atmosphere. The entry to the sanctuary area is via quite an unusual route and the splendour of one of the largest stained glass windows suddenly hits.

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