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St. Andrew's Church, Plymouth

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St Andrew's Church in Bere Ferrers, Devon, England, has the oldest stained-glass window in Devon, excepting Exeter Cathedral; it is 600 years old. The building was probably built at various times between 1290 and 1340; it is recorded that an archpresbytery was founded here in 1333 and the north transept appears to be the earliest part of the church while the south aisle is the latest, perhaps 15th century.Features of interest include the Norman font, an unusual altar stone, benches having benchends carved with traceried arches, and an early medieval monument to a knight and lady (probably of the Ferrers family, Latinised as Ferrariis: dative plural). In the church are two other monuments: another recess with effigy of a knight, and a tomb chest of the 1520s, perhaps for Robert Willoughby, 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke (d. 1521/2). In 1821 the antiquarian draughtsman Charles Alfred Stothard was killed on falling while making a tracing from a window of the church: his tombstone is in the churchyard.
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  • The centre of town was very quiet. A partially eased lockdown continues. We haven’t heard the impressive bells of St Andrews ringing for more than three months. So we were slightly and happily taken.....  more »
  • This is a lovely church with friendly staff who are only to happy to advise you on its highlights. You would never know that it had been so badly damaged during the war as it sits in the very heart...  more »
  • We popped in while waiting for a bus and had a very brief look around. A guide told us something about the history and the stained glass is beautiful. Will definitely go back next time we're in...  more »
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  • I don't believe in God anymore.....not since I watched my devout Christian mum suffer a living death for 14 months. But, it is a lovely church, very tranquil, well kept, and the people are so friendly. And it must be a wonderful sanctuary for those who treasure religion. I try and get in to watch the Summer recitals every Wednesday at 1.10pm as often as possible. There is something special about live music at lunchtime in a church.....sounds so lovely and very nostalgic for me. I sit and listen in wonderment and my imagination flows freely and releases so much stress and anxiety.....hats of to the Minster for staging them....brilliant. Just wish I still had my Mum.......
  • Peaceful haven in the centre of a busy city, very welcoming, excellent and sensitive volunteer guide. Fantastic John Piper windows
  • The Mother Church of Plymouth. It opens during week. It has famous windows lots of history. There are a variety of different services and the congregation are welcoming. Pay and display parking is adjacent to the church.
  • Beautiful Minster. Good to browse and take in all the architecture.
  • Both congregations together for the summer made a huge and enjoyable service

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