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St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

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Over 800 years old, St Mary Redcliffe Church is an Anglican parish church and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. It is also the second-largest parish church in England and the tallest building in Bristol. Guided tours are offered here, and you are welcome to attend services as well. Keep an eye out for several characteristics of the grand building. The floor plan of is a slender Latin cross, and the walls consist almost entirely of large, stained-glass windows, providing plenty of natural light, and the nave is roofed with gilded ribs and roof bosses. An on-site cafe offers coffee, tea, and snacks. There is also a small gift shop available where you can buy CDs and books. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bristol fast, fun, and easy.
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  • A marvellous gothic church with an extremely interesting history. The Mary Redcliffe is just a short walk from the harbourside. Though it is old, the church has a lovely warm feeling. You are made... 
    A marvellous gothic church with an extremely interesting history. The Mary Redcliffe is just a short walk from the harbourside. Though it is old, the church has a lovely warm feeling. You are made...  more »
  • Wonderful place to worship. Cafe in the crypt is good. Stained glass, architecture, tombs, etc are an interesting glimpse into Bristol’s past. 
    Wonderful place to worship. Cafe in the crypt is good. Stained glass, architecture, tombs, etc are an interesting glimpse into Bristol’s past.  more »
  • This is well worth a look. Certainly testament to the wealth that flowed through Bristol, in my towns and cities this church would qualify as a cathedral itself. Nice ladies looking after it who give....  more
    This is well worth a look. Certainly testament to the wealth that flowed through Bristol, in my towns and cities this church would qualify as a cathedral itself. Nice ladies looking after it who give....  more »
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  • Beautiful church with very friendly ladies welcoming you & giving you helpful information. Well kept & clean & lovely to walk around in a calm atmosphere. You can see that a great effort is taken to keep the church in good shape. There is also a good shop there run by very helpful ladies. 👍🙏🌷😊💥
  • Beautiful Gothic revival church in Bristols Redcliffe.Well worth a visit.Amazing architecture and beautiful garden.A peaceful well kept piece of Bristol history.
  • Must and should visit this place for the architect and history they have......Entry is free, photography is allowed and people can pray calmly
  • An astonishingly beautiful parish church, really a cathedral status ecclesiastical building. I was fortunate to be here for my son’s graduation from the Old Vic Theatre School, and I really cannot think of a nobler environment to culminate those young graduates time in Bristol
  • I'm not a religious person but I love this church, and the events it puts on. I've listened to Avant garde organ recitals here, visited the bell tower, witnessed a screening of Fritz Lang's Metropolis with live improvised organ accompaniment, and as a maze/labyrinth nerd I like that the one on one of the ceiling roses has been made into a water feature in nearby Victoria Park. This place knows how to reach out and make the building meaningful to a secular society and to my mind that is really important.

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