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Norman church with a huge disproportionate spire , which I was told is the highest in Europe. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Worth having a look at.

With it's impressively tall spire and lovely situation next to Gadebridge park, this church is well... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Tring, United Kingdom
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St. Marys Hall High Street, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Norman church with a huge disproportionate spire , which I was told is the highest in Europe. I don't think it is. Must be a bit happy clappy as there is lots of band equipment at the front. The stain glass windows to Mary.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

With it's impressively tall spire and lovely situation next to Gadebridge park, this church is well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MSS200
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This beautiful church in the town of Hemel Hempstead took some 3 years to build and was started in 1140. It is cruciform in shape with a chancel and the spire is one of the tallest in Europe and was added in the 14th century...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Such a lovely church in a wonderful setting and close to the old town for car parking and hostelries, can make it a whole day visiting.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Lovely place to visit. I was lucky enough for the Rector to give me a guided tour,even though the church was closed. Has a main entrance at the end of the Nave,not at the side and contains some beautiful Norman arches,all covered in chevrons.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 853barry
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Amazing architecture, so historical. We came across this church while looking for a particular restaurant. We had the great pleasure of listening to the bell ringers practice, it was so lovely to hear. Id defiantly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Paulaian
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This lovely 12th century Church in Old Hemel Hempstead is delightful. It has a wonderful tall pointed spire. We are not church-goers as such, but always make a point of Easter and Christmas sevices. The atmosphere is lovely

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank annF4765RC
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing church. So beautiful. I had my wedding here. The staff members where so lovely. Had a few meetings here before our day and every visit was enjoyable. I loved it. The only down fall was that there is no toilets. Which...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank w3nd13
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The Church took my breath away when entering the doors, it is a peace place, one that I hide in when I need to find a spiritual place.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank opulenceindemand
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Norman church in the middle of the old town.I lived in the town for many years & visited often for weddings & baptisms.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank david s
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