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Saint Nicholas Church

Moreton House High Street | Bejond White Gates Follow Red Church Sign, Moreton DT2 8RH, England
+44 843 886 8668
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Famed for its windows

This small church is worth a visit for its well known etched glass windows. 12 are listed and can... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael M
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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Lovely glazing

We visited the church after visiting Clouds Hill the home of T.e.Lawrence (of Arabia). Hearing he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen H
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Unique church featuring the world largest collection of Sir Laurence Whistler's engraved glass windows. A must see for all art lovers. The first church was built in 1190 and rebuilt in 1410 and 1776. A war time bombing on 8 October 1940 extensively damaged the church and the refurbishment resulted in the 13 uniquely artistic engraved glass windows by Sir Laurence Whistler that we have today. Sir Laurence Whistler is general regarded as the man who revived glass engraving in the 20th century and he spent nearly 40 years of his life working on the church. The first windows being installed in 1955 and the last window, which was engraved in 1993, and only installed in 2013. (Note: The 13th window can only be seen from outside the church. Follow the gravel path. Lawrence of Arabia (T E Lawrence) is also buried in the New Cemetery across the road. You can also explore the village of Moreton with a free entry walled garden, two tearooms, the River Frome and plenty of countryside walks.
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Moreton House High Street | Bejond White Gates Follow Red Church Sign, Moreton DT2 8RH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This small church is worth a visit for its well known etched glass windows. 12 are listed and can easily be seen from inside the church but the 13th can be a challenge to find. Fantastic design and workmanship.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the church after visiting Clouds Hill the home of T.e.Lawrence (of Arabia). Hearing he was buried here we wanted to visit his final resting place. What a lovely church this is with magnificent glass windows installed after the originals were blown out. We...More

Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beautifully etched Windows by Sir Laurence Whistler are stunning. The rest of the church is well worth looking round too and is well maintained. Lovely cards for sale too.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

this beautiful historical church should not be missed. Used to seeing stained glass windows this one is a light with clear glass that has been etched. It is stunningly beautiful and was the place where TE Lawrence had his funeral. It is truly beautiful

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful little church with amazing etched windows a real work of art and a must see. Catch them in the right light from inside or outside the church and they beat any stained glass windows any day. Plus the grace of T.E.Lawrence is just...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Other reviewers have said almost everything about this restful and most beautiful little Church. As one reviewer has observed, a visit is the only way to truly appreciate the etched glass - it is breathtakingly beautiful, and every frame is part of the recent history...More

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Nigel P, Treasurer at Saint Nicholas Church, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

The 2019 Moreton Church Calendar will be on sale in May 2018 and has pictures from in and around the church. Details will be on our web site in May.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We came to see the grave of T.E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) which is in fact across the road in the cemetery next to the walled garden. The church has the most wonderful etched glass. The light coming into the church is wonderful. The etchings...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

One of the most interesting churches we have ever visited. Due to the fact that all the windows were destroyed by a bomb the church now is full of light due to the wonderful new engraved windows. This church is well worth a visit. Go...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on an overcast October day but the church was full of light and the etched windows were a joy to behold. My photos certainly don't do them justice but there is a lovely selection on line. We were following the trail of T....More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Your get lost this is how to find it - The Signage is designed by someone who already knows - seek Moreton Tea Rooms - you will see a central grass area with a sign post to the church - as you look where this...More

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Post code for Sat Nav is DT2 8RH
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Sorry, I have only just found your message. I believe other kind members have given the post code already.
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