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Lots of history

St George’s Church provides the visitor with lots to see; there are two pulpits, pews which all... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
chrissieb94
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Very interesting

We stopped by and encountered the volunteer on duty that day, Paul Glover. We were then enthralled... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
AHassall
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UK
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St George's is one of the most magnificent 18th-century church in Dorset. It rises from the rocky and dramatic peninsula of Portland and is the masterwork of a local mason named Thomas Gilbert whose grandfather supplied the Portland stone used to...more
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

St George’s Church provides the visitor with lots to see; there are two pulpits, pews which all face towards the twin pulpits in the centre of the church and the pews are all numbered. There is much to learn about the history of the Isle...More

Thank chrissieb94
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We stopped by and encountered the volunteer on duty that day, Paul Glover. We were then enthralled for over an hour by Paul's knowledge and description of various historical events in the life of the church. And I didn't know that I was safe from...More

Thank AHassall
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I had a lovely time in the church being shown around, and I managed with their help to locate the graves of relatives

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 6 July 2018

A very unusual Church, with a history, guides are normally there to advise on the history, the adjacent churchyard is worth a wander, definately got a touch of the Hammer House of Horror to it but also a very beautiful and haunting Church - peaceful

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 30 June 2018

a very well preserved church with a moorish look about it.Some intersting windows and architecture srrounded by a full graveyard.

Thank 4isabel
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Went up to St. George’s church with my jack Russell denzal, always have a wander around the grave yard looking at the headstones it’s so interesting!!! The church is awsum if you haven’t been before it’s one of the many Jewell’s of Portland there was...More

2  Thank Jay E
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The annual Carol Service is a must for us we always book a week at Portland just so we can attend. Set in the most beautiful and historic Church which dominates the top hill landscape on Portland, lit by hundreds of candles the church soon...More

1  Thank denerik2015
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

This is the most unique and interesting church that I have visited in a long time, the only services conducted there now, are weddings and a yearly Carol service. There is no charge to go in and the local guide was very knowledgeable, well worth...More

1  Thank Headfoam
The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at St George's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comment!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Interesting conserved church by reason of resemblance to St Paul's Cathedral..Beautiful galleried interior and local information on the Stone quarrying families.Catch the sculpture quarry too just 400 yards or so away.

1  Thank ian_edlin
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Very beautiful and unusual church, even if not the oldest one can ever find, and the church yard with superb old tomb stones. What a pity that nobody seems to care about them as many are covered with lichen and weathered by wind and salt...More

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Rita M
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Hello, thank you for your inquiry. The church is open every day 10am to 5pm through the summer. We hope you have a great visit!
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