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A surprising find

This is a bit like a religious Tardis – it’s more impressive on the inside than one might... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Matlock, United Kingdom
Very atmospheric and ancient church square

The church is located behind the lovely independent shops in the beautiful, quaint and quirky... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Peak District, United Kingdom
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Parish Rooms St. Marys Gate, Wirksworth DE4 4DQ, England
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All reviews anglo saxon stone carvings well worth a visit lovely stained glass windows saxon times lid coffin mines congregation oldest font explanatory wonders betti treasure beauty century
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is a bit like a religious Tardis – it’s more impressive on the inside than one might anticipate for a parish church. Certainly, the girth and solidity of some of the supporting columns seem comparable with those that might be found in cathedrals. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

The church is located behind the lovely independent shops in the beautiful, quaint and quirky Wirksworth. You can walk around the church square which has ancient housing all around the sides. Wirksworth has to be the nicest market town in the Derbyshire Dales and Peak...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The most amazing 8th century Anglo Saxon carvings lie waiting to be seen inside the wonderfully welcoming church. I arrived just before the start of a service, and, a very nice lady invited me to stay and watch or come back later (the church isn’t...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We dropped in just to have a look round and were greeted with coffee morning and fund raising event - it was great, we were made most welcome and a kind lady helped us navigate round the church using their printed guide - very interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank youngie47
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

A large church for a small town. Lots of interesting memorials and architectural features. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gliderman66
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We stumbled on the church by chance when wandering around Wirksworth. It is set in a lovely green area surrounded by a variety of interesting buildings. When we entered the church we were surprised by its size as it is bigger than we expected from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

If churches are your thing then you'll love St Mary's. It's quite large and appears to be thriving. Most interesting to us were the stone carvings, including the famous miner, said to be the oldest sculpture of a miner in the world.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Beautiful church. Large for area. Interesting lead mining history. Currently railings are being restored. Very quaint

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NettieP11
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I love visiting churches, they are so welcoming, usually well cared for and always quiet and peaceful, especially on a Saturday afternoon! If you meet someone inside who worships there they are always glad to tell you about "their" Church. St Mary's is no exception,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jrdo5959
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We have a Tony Robinson TV programme to thank for pointing us in the direction of Wirksworth St Mary’s Church. I won’t repeat here what you can easily find on the Internet and on Tripadviser but I can add that the Saxon stuff is every...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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I have asked the same thing but i am not sure whose task it is to change it. No idea where the original source came from Just a mix up I guess. I had put a warning message on . i wondered where the church in the picture... More