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St Mary Redcliffe Church

12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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Awe-inspiring in its beauty and design. We stayed at the Mercure Hotel and are so glad we took the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John F
London, Canada
via mobile
Great place to visit

had a very relaxing time at the church and was a sunny but windy day hence it was very cold... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chelian E
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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
+44 117 231 0060
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awe-inspiring in its beauty and design. We stayed at the Mercure Hotel and are so glad we took the time to visit the church, which is located just across the street. What a delightful surprise!

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 days ago

had a very relaxing time at the church and was a sunny but windy day hence it was very cold. Overall nice experience

Thank Chelian E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely more impressive than Bristol Cathedral! A fascinating church with a quiet churchyard at the back, away from the busy road - where it is well worth looking for the tram rail embedded in the ground and its explanatory plaque. Interesting to read the eulogies...More

Thank cltc43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, iconic church and lovely people looking after it that can tell a few interesting stories about the church itself and its churchyard (i.e. about the "flying tram tracks"). Recommended to visit!

Thank Swintooh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great church, with some fantastic architecture. Very relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff inside. Highly recommended

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredibly beautiful church with a fantastic organist. Family friendly and with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Sarah12223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been passed this church on several occasions and think that it is one of the most spectacular church buildings in Bristol - I have spent too many occasions going passed it so did decide to call in and it is worth visit It...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent nearly an hour in and around the church, it is very impressive and in my opinion trumps the nearby Bristol Cathedral. Very friendly staff inside to help with any questions and they offer a tour as well.

Thank Bob13158
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a bit of time to explore this church and certainly seek out the features on the brochure. Reading the floor plaques is one of my favourite things to do. This church has one to three virgin sisters. Real people lived and worshipped here and...More

Thank sherbert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Mary Redcliffe is a magnificent parish church. This was my first visit for some years, The interior is simply breathtaking with its highly decorated vaulted ceiling. It's only a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads Station or Narrow Quay. It is well worth a...More

Thank Simon S
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13 September 2016|
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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
Jennifer E
20 June 2016|
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Response from Thomas A | Reviewed this property |
I think parking would be difficult.