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St Swithun's Worcester

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Redundant Anglican church

St. Swithun’s is a near complete Grade I listed Georgian church in the centre of Worcester. Open... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful church, full of history

We had a guided tour around this small but beautiful church. The person showing us around had an... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Audrey D
Worcester, United Kingdom
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1 Oct 2018
“Redundant Anglican church”
11 Apr 2017
“Beautiful church, full of history”
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

St. Swithun’s is a near complete Grade I listed Georgian church in the centre of Worcester. Open most weekdays it’s closed on Mondays together with the entrance to the Olive Grove Mediterranean restaurant which adjoins it. I wondered if it is redundant as a result...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a guided tour around this small but beautiful church. The person showing us around had an amazing knowledge of the church's history. It is situated right in the middle of the town, so very easy if you are using local transport.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Audrey D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Delighted to find this redundant church open, wonderfully preserved example of early Georgian worship. Free entry, donations welcome.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank B7677OFandrewb
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Unplanned visit. Booked lunch at the adjacent restaurant and realised as we arrived for lunch that the church was open to visitors. Free to walk around and interesting 18th century building. First thing that amazed me was the original boxed pews including some child-like graffiti...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Simply a step back into the past. This fine church has it all! Whatever your interest be it, ironmongery,organs, west gallery or posh stalls- the atmosphere in st swithuns is breathtaking if you allow you imagination free rein. Organists come from all around to play...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Rita_and_Malcolm
Reviewed 18 November 2016

On making my way towards the Guildhall I happened to notice this gorgeous little church. With only a few minutes to spare, I decided to look inside to see if it was worth a visit. It's a lovely interior with fascinating furniture. There seems to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This smallish city-centre church with its box pews has a wonderful (?replica) console for the organ , with hand-operated bellows beside it. The elaborate pulpit is as fine as any others I've seen this year

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 17 September 2016

St Swithun's does hold some services but in the main it has been preserved as a museum piece which show the old Box Pews and a Three Tier Pulpit. Interestingly, the Mayor of Worcester had a reserved seat of the front which faced the congregation....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Good that the building is being conserved after becoming redundant. Two-piece ensemble playing when we visited on Saturday morning. Fine Georgian style with interesting pulpit.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Portland_Holiday
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Just happened to be walking past and noticed the door open, what a treat, this is a beautiful little church, well worth a look. Don't forget to pop some money in the donation box.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank tttracey
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