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St. Mary's Church (Sompting Parish Church)

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Historic church with Rhenish Helm

An outstanding architectural feature of St Mary's Church is the rare sight of a Rhenish Helm on top... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Bobby B
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Fremantle, Australia
Ancient Church

The unusual tower of this church can be seen for some distance as you walk through Sompting... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
ZoeBailey72
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

An outstanding architectural feature of St Mary's Church is the rare sight of a Rhenish Helm on top of the tower. Named after the type area in the Rhineland, the Rhenish Helm is uncommon outside of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Inside the entrance to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The unusual tower of this church can be seen for some distance as you walk through Sompting village, but you need to cross the dual carriageway to access it. The church has been added to over the years, and it was strange to see a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Came here with my Father, who is suffering from Alzheimers. Took a trip down memory lane. The trees were in blossom and looked stunning. The actual church is also stunning with some fine features. Very heavy door to open! We also wandered down the public...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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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.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: March 2015
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...

Date of experience: July 2014
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

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 May 2014

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

Date of experience: May 2014
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