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St Giles Church, Wrexham

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
St Giles' Church is the parish church of Wrexham, Wales, and is a Grade 1 listed building, described by Simon Jenkins as "the glory of the Marches". At 180-feet long, it is the largest mediaeval Parish Church in Wales. Since 2012, its interior has been re-ordered to include a remodelling of the Chancel as St David's Chapel, and its north aisle is the home of the regimental chapel of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (now part of the Royal Welsh). The core of present building dates from the 14th century, although it was extensively remodelled in the later 15th century by Thomas, Lord Stanley and his wife Lady Margaret Beaufort (mother of King Henry VII) both of whom are depicted on corbels either side of the chancel arch. In this depiction, Stanley has a crown, but donkey's ears.Seven Wonders of WalesThe church's tower is traditionally one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, which are commemorated in an anonymously written rhyme: Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple, Snowdon's mountain without its people,Overton yew trees, St Winefride wells, Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells.'' The church's tower is mistakenly called a "steeple" in the rhyme. The iconic tower can be seen for many miles around as the tallest building in the town and is a local landmark.
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  • The church is full of wonders and curios. It has regular services and a welcome team to greet you in. 
  • Although it's said Wrexham has a catherderal I'm told thats not the case but don't quote me on that. if so it would be St Marys Catholic church. Although St Giles church is well worth a visit and poss...  read more »
  • A beautiful Church, in the middle of a Town but so peaceful Inside. In the grounds of the Church is the tomb of Yale who founded Yale College in Amaerica. I once took a group of Beaver Scouts to visit...  read more »
  • beautiful church
  • looking forward too hear my little girl sing in her choir tonight xx
  • great church and yard
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