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St Mary's Church

Next to the Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU, England
+44 1947 606578
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“box pews” (89 reviews)
“tier pulpit” (29 reviews)
Next to the Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU, England
+44 1947 606578

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a bit selective in what churches I visit but found this one fascinating. I had not seen a church set up quite like this one. Lots of history in this church and amazing views from the grounds.

Thank Austimum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the town, it is a steep climb to the church. The pews and "high rise" pulpit are interesting characteristics of the church. There are also plaques commemorating the fallen around the walls.Take some time to absorb the atmosphere of this chirch and it's setting.

Thank Pickle085
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited this church before going into Whitby Abbey which is close by. I have seen box pews before but have never seen so many in one church. There is so much else of interest also that we spent quite a long time there. The...More

Thank dorsetchristine
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This small hill top church is truly special. I am not religious by any stretch of the imagination but I am fascinated by ecclesiastical architecture. I have never seen pew boxes so high sided and crammed into the smallish have of the church. The donations...More

Thank RADCTurton
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I am not a religious person but after climbing the 199 steps the logical next step is to visit the church before the abbey. The stained glass windows are beautiful and the way the pews are set out is fascinating. Also the three tier pulpit...More

Thank favarix
Reviewed 29 October 2017

After climbing the 199 stairs a visit to St Mary's is a must. Take a walk around the ancient graveyard and find the head stones with a skull and crossbones.

Thank ourhouse42
Reviewed 28 October 2017

St Marys is an amazing church, full of box pews, with wonderful old names on them like strangers, maidens and wardens. Theres a lovely atmosphere and there are some lovely lady volunteers who sell all sorts of souvenirs in the front porch. They even let...More

Thank 777Gilly777
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We visited St. Mary's Church on our way up to the Abbey, at the suggestion of Helen, owner of Sandgate Coffee and Delights. The interior of the church is stunning, with dark wooden, boxed pews, a wooden sounding board below a raised pulpit, eclectic architectural...More

Thank HilaireH116
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Interesting old church - we looked around but not sure what we were looking at really. Reading Bram Stokers novel may mean more to me now I've visited the graveyard!!

Thank F5704LHangelap
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Visited St Mary's Church. Amazing original interior steeped in local history. Very friendly and knowledgeable church warden.

Thank sryan772
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1 August 2017|
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Response from Veronica058 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I have no idea but I do remember it is an active church so you should check on service times on Sundays