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St. Mary's Church (Sompting Parish Church)

Church Lane, Sompting BN15 0AZ, England
+44 1903 234511
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Road Trip UK 2017

Wonderful old Saxon (then Norman) church said to be the second oldest in the country. Originally... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Russ F
Leesburg, Florida
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This pleasant little church is worth a visit. Tucked away just off the A27 with it's unique Rhenish... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Sompting, United Kingdom
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Church Lane, Sompting BN15 0AZ, England
+44 1903 234511
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Wonderful old Saxon (then Norman) church said to be the second oldest in the country. Originally built by the Saxons in 960 AD then later adapted by the Normans. It was also granted to the Knights Templar in the 12th century. The church & graveyard...More

Thank Russ F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This pleasant little church is worth a visit. Tucked away just off the A27 with it's unique Rhenish style tower. A car park allows one to walk through the grounds to the church. Set in the South Downs with views of the surrounding countryside.

Thank japbike1000
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The vicar and her husband kindly work hard so we are able to offer parents of our school a junior and a senior carol service in this lovely church. My sister was married here in 2012 and it is a very special place.

Thank StuartDouch
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

This is a church that is very close to my heart. Not only was I christened here so was many of my family members. As a child growing up in took part in many choir performances here which was just a fantastic experience. This church...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I sang there aged 4. My 'Silent Night' was exquisite, I can assure you. Admittedly I've put this review off somewhat - but if you DO choose to visit in 1971, you'll be charmed...

Thank Justablok e
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Well sign posted, car park just below the church, lots of seats to take in the view, both of the church and surrounding countryside. For once I agreed with Simon Jenkins assessment from his "1000 Best Churches" the Saxon tower is magnificent, worth the detour...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 5 May 2014

There was an exhibition of local arts and crafts which were so sympathetically arranged around the church

Thank Newbs2012
Reviewed 15 September 2013

There's a really good information sheet that tells you just enough to make a half-hour visit to this beautiful old church fascinating and enjoyable. We had no idea that this church is so old, but it dates from the 14th century. The stained glass windows...More

1  Thank simplejoys
Reviewed 13 August 2013

this little gem is worth a viewing, a unique triple roof structure belies the modest approach from the rather steep hill and graveyard. Worth 15min inside, and also nice vista when the church is behind you.

Thank MikeWNewport_Uk
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is a beautiful tiny church-completely unadorned but very beautiful It is very peaceful and if you wished to pray you could do so without distraction. The Rhenish Helm spire is fantastic.

Thank Girlbabar
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