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St. Mary The Virgin Church

Chapel Street, Penzance, England
+44 1736 367863
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A peaceful haven

I stayed for two days in Penzance and quite by chance came upon the church of St. Mary, as I walked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
geoffrey d
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northampton
Lovely outside, a bit of a barn inside

Rather cold and unwelcoming. Not particularly exciting inside. Did have a fine organ from Oxford... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chris p
,
Chester, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“A peaceful haven”
30 Sep 2017
“An attractive church in a fine situation”
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Chapel Street, Penzance, England
+44 1736 367863
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for two days in Penzance and quite by chance came upon the church of St. Mary, as I walked a few yards down the street from my hotel, the Union, and venue for a business meeting at the Admiral Benbow pub. .It was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather cold and unwelcoming. Not particularly exciting inside. Did have a fine organ from Oxford which was given after an arson attack. This has been allowed to become unplayable and has been replaced by a nasty electronic thing. Possibly sums up the character of the...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Although this was only built in the 1830s, St Mary's stand on an historic site. It has a high tower and can be seen from much of the town and from the sea. It is in Chapel Street, where there are a series of really...More

Thank SergeLourie
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

I went to the church to watch the Odd Socks performance of Romeo and Juliet that was moved from Penlee due to water damage. The grounds seemed in need of some TLC. The interior was fine and has a beautiful stained glass window that has...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This church looms over the low skyline of Penzance. The external architecture is charming, The gardens behind are shaded by huge trees and look down on the port. With the old church behind, they are a great place to look over the roof tops of...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Full of charm, warmth and peace. A perfect escape from a busy day. has a wonderful history and interesting grave yard.

Thank Margaret N
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The church tower is by far the highest structure in Penzance, and dominates all the views of Penzance from along the coast. Inside, there is a surprise - there is a Georgian-style upper gallery, with supporting arches of a Gothic Revival style. The roof trusses...More

Thank BrianAnalogue
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Just popped in here on a stroll around Penzance. The Church was locked but the views behind the church across the bay towards Mousehole were beautiful with plenty of seating to enjoy a quiet reflective moment.

Thank StuB62
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Somewhat grim inside but some interesting modern stained glass windows. Frequent professional and amateur concerts. Worth checking website for information. Lunches some weekdays.

Thank RebekahYork
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely old church with a surprising amount of seating outside where you can "take five" away from the bustle of the town.

Thank Marilyn S
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