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St. Lupus, Kirk Malew

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Watched the Southern 100 from here - great viewing spot, you can get a cuppa, a bite to eat... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
LoubyKittiwake
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Derbyshire
I enjoy small country churches/church yards. Vampires Grave.

Yes, reputed vampires grave, chained off, alleged that it's not hallowed ground. Not true but good... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
johnwQ1928NJ
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

I have always liked St Lupus. It is a lovely church and definitely worth visiting as it is one of the oldest churches on the island. Dating from the C12th, this was the parish church of the large and disperse parish of Malew, which included...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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James M, Vicar at St. Lupus, Kirk Malew, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hello, Thank you for your visit and your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed the space. Sorry about the dumping ground - you might have noticed that we're in the process of finishing some interior work (including replacing a temporary timber floor around the Altar...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing transformation from a somewhat neglected small church to one of which the Island can be proud. Unusual in layout as extended over the centuries, it contains memorials and family pews to famous Manx families. There are two memorials to the Manx hero Illiam...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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James M, Owner at St. Lupus, Kirk Malew, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your review. The work is ongoing, but we agree - Malew is in a period of transformation. The work continues, and over the coming 12 months we hope to relocate the ancient Malew Crosses to a new area of the church to...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Watched the Southern 100 from here - great viewing spot, you can get a cuppa, a bite to eat, there's a loo and parking too. The great surprise was inside the church. Wow! A lovely bright and welcoming church with a very unique inner font...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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James M, Owner at St. Lupus, Kirk Malew, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thanks for visiting LoubyKittiwake - we're pleased you enjoyed the visit. The Kiosk is open during racing. Outside of race times, visitors will find a kettle, tea, coffee & biscuits inside the church to help themselves. The building is open daily (though if the weather...More

Reviewed 13 May 2016

We spent 3 hours here looking for a grave but not successful. It is a large church yard due to being the grave yard for the whole parish including Castletown. Church unusual in having a side chapel coming in from the north facing the organ....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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James M, Owner at St. Lupus, Kirk Malew, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2016

Hello Geoff, Thank you for visiting Malew recently. I'm sorry you didn't have any success finding the grave you were searching. The cemetery is very large and part of it date back over 500 years. If you email me at vicar@malewandsantan.im with details of the...More

Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Yes, reputed vampires grave, chained off, alleged that it's not hallowed ground. Not true but good story. Pretty small whitewashed church

Date of experience: March 2016
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