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Royal Garrison Church

Penny Street, Portsmouth PO1 2NJ, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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Beautiful church.

What a lovely , peaceful place this is! Small but packed with so much history which the friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sandie d
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
hadnt been around for many many years

excellent volunteers, very very knowledgeable, made our visit very worthwhile. the ambiance and the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
pompey46
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richmond surrey
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Penny Street, Portsmouth PO1 2NJ, England
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"the stained glass windows"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely , peaceful place this is! Small but packed with so much history which the friendly people in there will always stop and tell you about.

Thank sandie d
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

excellent volunteers, very very knowledgeable, made our visit very worthwhile. the ambiance and the stained glass windows very thought provoking, the history and the result of the luftwaffe raid well documented

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

In the days when the army was ferried about by the Navy it was necessary that large numbers of soldiers had temporary billets with access to a hospital etc. The ruined church here is all that is left and one can imagine the temporary barrack...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

From the outside it looks like a ruin (because of WW II bombing), but then you step into the little church with its lovely windows.

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

A lovely place, with two very nice guides. It is full of history, still showing damage from WW2. The Glass windows are really nice, and even now the church has a holy feeling about it.

Thank JeffOP
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Found the church open, by chance. The stained glass windows are outstanding. The small interior is lovely, & the flags of different corps on display is quite a spectical to see.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Could never get enough of this lovely old church. Every time i go there is something new to learn from the really friendly staff in there.

Thank sandie d
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

A great find in the Old Town. The guides inside the Church were so friendly and helpful, telling us about the history of this beautiful little Church rebuilt after the Second World War. The beautiful stained glass windows tells the story of how the Church...More

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Wonderful place to visit, not open all the time tho so will need to check times. The church has a really lovely feel to it and has lots of history within it. The staff were extra,ley helpful and knowledgable. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank JaxB123
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Run by English Heritage with limited open hours, it is nonetheless worth the time to visit this church with it's long and dark history. A bishop murdered by naval seamen, leading to the Excommunication of the entire town of Portsmouth; eventually withdrawn; seized by King...More

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Leonila
15 April 2015|
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Response from christine271245 |
Yes, the church is still in regular use by the military, making it the oldest garrison chapel in the world.
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