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Address: St Michael's Square, Southampton SO14 2AD, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8022 4242
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St. Michael's Church, Southampton, UK; Step back in time

St. Michael's Church, reported as the oldest building in Southampton, was built by the Normans in the 11 th century and the architectural alterations that occurred through-out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is the oldest building in Southampton and founded in 1070. It is the only church still in use from the 5 churches inside the walled city.

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

St. Michael's Church, reported as the oldest building in Southampton, was built by the Normans in the 11 th century and the architectural alterations that occurred through-out history and various conquests is awe inspiring and a must see when visiting the old town. There is so much to see and learn in this historic building so, to fully appreciate it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I was here on Sunday and enjoyed a lovely service here. People are very friendly and welcoming. Service had all the bells and whistles of a large Church and very relaxing and enlightening.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This church really is a gem, tucked away from the main street in a residential area of the Old Town. The star attraction of the church is the massive C12 black Tournai marble font with its intricate carvings. There are other similar fonts in Winchester and Lincoln cathedrals but how did it end up in this modest church? Fine stained... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We walked through the old Southampton and passed by this church. It is worthwhile to have a look inside. A leaflet (or the translation in maybe 15 different languages) is available for a self-guided tour of the church. Don´t miss the beautiful black marble baptismal font!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

A walking tour of Southampton brought us to this church. Since it was a Sunday, the morning service was in session when we first arrived. However, we returned a couple of hours later and were welcomed by locals. A lovely and welcome place to visit.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Walking distance from the cruise port this Norman era church is the oldest surviving building in Southampton, and the only inner-city parish church to have survived the 1940's air raids. There are traditional Book of Common prayer services every Sunday. We were welcomed and made to feel very much at home for the service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We recently visited this church on a walking tour from SeeSouthampton. It is a lovely historic church and worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We visited the Tudor House in the Autumn, tried to visit the church, but it was shut. On a lovely Spring day we decided to return to the Tudor property for lunch in the garden, and make a further attempt to visit the Church, but again it was closed, hence the rating. Opening times clarification on line was hard to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

So much history here. The volunteers were very friendly and couldnt do more to assist. Mini Easter eggs for the children left over from the Easter service was a nice gesture. The flowers were beautiful. You do not have to be religious to appreciate this lovely tranquil church.

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