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The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

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Lovely place

We are not religious people but do appreciate all the beauty of the buildings and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very attractive church

Although it is not that big this really is a lovely old church with beautiful stain glass windows... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
Joann K
Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not religious people but do appreciate all the beauty of the buildings and the architecture.The grounds around the Abbey are also worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Although it is not that big this really is a lovely old church with beautiful stain glass windows. Very well maintained grounds as well. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joann K
Reviewed 31 October 2018

great carvings of the monks windows have some good storys to tell ,nice to sit and be quiet for the visit to this peacefull church.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

The church and churchyard are next to the ancient priory. The church was very peaceful and well cared for. The churchyard is well maintained. Areas are clearly roped off where the church would presumably not wish people to walk as it is in use (new...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This church and churchyard is a pleasure to visit. Lovely stained glass windows , matching kneelers and the full size statue were all a pleasure to see. When we went three ladies had just finished decorating the church with red poppies and a display to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

A visit to the parish church completes a religious tour of the island. The sculpture of St Cuthbert being carried to safe keeping is very moving.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent day out on the island and really interesting artefacts in and about the Abbey grounds...well worth a visit whilst you are there...

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a lovely peaceful church. A must when visiting Holy Island. Lit candles for our loved ones and took time to reflect. Glad we came. Especially loved the wooden carving and stained glass.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jandanda
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in to light a candle for each of my late parents. Also, I was told there was a St. Aidens cross in one of the stained glass windows so spent ages looking for that!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann-Victoria M
Reviewed 13 October 2018

A stop that is short and free. There is a display about St Cuthbert's coffin, a simple but effective wooden sculpture of the funeral procession and info about the 20th century community on Holy Island.

Date of experience: October 2018
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7 November 2018|
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Response from Sockknitter5 | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall it but I wonder if it's a water trough for horses?
Will L
12 January 2015|
Response from awayaday |
His name is Fenwick Lawson. There is a lot of his work associated with Durham and the cathedral and in the North East generally