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St Michael's Church

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Excellent font

Check opening times as we were lucky to view the church just before it closed. However a truly... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Janet H
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

This is a historic church which continues to be used for worship. A friendly volunteer showed us... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
tweedybird26
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Floral Park, New York
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 April 2013

St Michael's Church stands in the heart of Southampton's Old Town, in its own square and facing the fifteenth century Tudor House. Its central tower is the only surviving part of the original eleventh century church and it gives the building a most unusual appearance....More

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We walked through the old Southampton and passed by this church. It is worthwhile to have a look inside. A leaflet (or the translation in maybe 15 different languages) is available for a self-guided tour of the church. Don´t miss the beautiful black marble baptismal...More

1  Thank onzils
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited St. Michael's Church, situated within the old city walls on Monday 5th November. The church was just being opened up for the day by a very friendly and informative volunteer who briefly described interesting things to see in the church before we went...More

Thank oldbird71
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Check opening times as we were lucky to view the church just before it closed. However a truly delightful church with an absolutely amazing font. Stained glass windows are rather glorious as well.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a historic church which continues to be used for worship. A friendly volunteer showed us around and explained lots that we might have missed. Don't miss the medieval knight buried there!

Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Dominant position in the city . The tall spire draws the eye and its worth seeking out. When open it is free to enter and look around. Interesting interior.

Thank allanriley9
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This church is believed to be founded in 1070 build by the Normans. It has a Norman Tower, a Lyster Memorial from the 16th century, a statue of St Michael by Josefina de Vasoncellos, medieval monuments, Medieval brass Lecterns, a Baptismal font, Jacobean cupboard, and...More

Thank Bernie C
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This is the oldest church I've ever visited as it was built in 1070. The church is open to the public so no fees or whatever you need to pay. They also provide some goods, such as cook books, toys, etc., which were donated by...More

Thank Chef T
Reviewed 30 April 2018

St. Michael's Church is the oldest building still in use in Southampton. We could go around the church, it was allowed to see every part of it.

Thank Pál S
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The denomination of this church is Anglican Church of England and its is adjacent to Tudor House. The church spire is extremely tall and was used by German pilots as a landmark when bombing Northampton during WWII. Perhaps this is the reason it was spared...More

Thank paulngailb
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Open to public without charge. Beautiful example of early Norman architecture with a bigger Stone Church built around it. It survived the bombings of WWII because the Germans used the spire as a bombing guide. Still an active church.

Thank rockyisle
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We came to learn more about the local history relating to parents who lived in the area before and during the war. A local historical society guide showed us around and gave lots of interesting facts about churches in that local area.

Thank suemarno
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