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Fine little church not prettified and euthanase some sad relics

This church is often open. It is as it was over 100 years ago. No power. It gas inside some relics... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Lynn M
Patrington, United Kingdom
Lovely little church

I love these little churches! This one is no exception! They have a lot of history in both the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Pat W
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

This church is often open. It is as it was over 100 years ago. No power. It gas inside some relics of young girls who died before they were old enough to marry. A testament to the hard life people had in the past.

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I love these little churches! This one is no exception! They have a lot of history in both the building and the local community! This is in a beautiful setting! It is so much part of the local community too. Pay a visit if you...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This church is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust and is a great example of a Georgian church, frozen in time, following the building of a newer replacement on a different site. Great proportions, with box pews in place and a balcony floor. Three decker...More

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Such a quaint, historical church a must to visit. It is old and has a real feel about this place like being transported back in time.

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 14 July 2017

What a lovely old church When we visited there was an American family and the guy played on the organ I sat and listened to him playing for ages thank u whoever u were u played beautifully

Thank Caroleanddave1
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went to see the Christmas tree decorations.Fantastic trees and a fantastic church run by lovely ladies with massive hearts. Lots of smiles and friendly chatter.A must to visit anytime We will visit again when we stay for the new year .Kevin and Keri.

Thank kevin A
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The church is open throughout the day and it is possible to walk in and around. It was incredibly interesting to see a historic church which has been preserved so well. The church seeks donations to assist with upkeep. The graves outside are scattered and...More

1  Thank AlecCanwell
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped in to visit this little church and what an experience. The churchyard was full of interesting grave stones, some very poinient ones for infants as well as drowned at sea. Inside the church was filled with box pews, which on this occasion made excellent...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Old St Stephen's Church is a little way outside the village but is definitely worth the walk - it is peaceful and welcoming and full of interesting information. Even the sheep wandering amongst the headstones love it there!

Thank FamilyStorm
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stopped here on the way to Robins Hood bay and are glad we did. It's very interesting and the information in the church is very informative. The views from the church over the bay are quite wonderful.

Thank BassettBertie
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Response from Frank G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Maggie. Take the A171 south out of Whitby towards Robin Hood's Bay. At the village of Hawsker, turn left at the Methodist Church onto the B1447. You will find Old St Stephen's Church along this road, on your right hand... More