Collegiate Church of St Mary's

Collegiate Church of St Mary's

Collegiate Church of St Mary's
4.5
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10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday
10:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:45 PM
About
St Mary's Church is an historic landmark, tourist attraction and busy parish church set in the ancient town of Warwick. People have worshipped on this site for over 1,000 years and we are proud to be the stewards of this rich heritage. One of the largest churches in Britain, we offer a wide range of services, many featuring enchanting music from our choirs. The repair and restoration of the iconic tower of St Mary’s is our immediate short-term priority and the focus of our current fundraising activity.
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  • El S
    Birmingham, United Kingdom265 contributions
    Surprising large Church, with lots of famous Tudors!
    Beauchamp Chapel is amazing and is the resting place of some famous historical figures such as Robert Dudley. Lots of colour and gold. The rest of the church feels enormous, with intriguing things, including one of two ducking stools left in the country. The organ was playing which added an extra dimension to the visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Jayne E
    Sheffield, United Kingdom426 contributions
    Beautiful historic church well worth a visit
    Thanks to the volunteer tour guide who gave us a warm welcome and fact sheet to help us navigate this beautiful parish church. Stuffed full of history from the tombs of the 11th Earl of Warwick. Robert Dudley and various members of the Beauchamp family. The crypt was a hidden gem with only 1 of the last 2 oldest stocks in England and a lovely poppy display to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI . Well worth a visit if you're in Warwick for a small donation you are helping keep this historic church available to future generations.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Kitty Lichfield
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom48 contributions
    Superb Historical Church
    St. Mary's is a magnificent medieval church, of great historical and architectural significance, and very rewarding to visit. We received a friendly welcome on this sunny autumn day, when the building was flooded with light, and it is impossible not to be struck by the wealth of detail everywhere you look. The famous Beauchamp Chapel looked especially wonderful, as the 15th century stained glass windows shone brilliantly. There is also a small shop . I do highly recommend a visit to this church, you may also be lucky enough to encounter Tim Clark, who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of its history.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • theplantsman
    20 contributions
    Wonderful church, fine music, but quite disgraceful lavatories
    We recently attended a concert here. The venue is magnificent and the music glorious, but Oh dear! The lavatories are utterly shocking. They would be shameful anywhere but for a major tourist venue, inexcusable. We wonder if they actually satisfy local health and hygiene regulations and are amazed that eminent muscicians actually come here. The authorities should visit Holy Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon to see how it should be done.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
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theplantsman
20 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We recently attended a concert here. The venue is magnificent and the music glorious, but Oh dear! The lavatories are utterly shocking. They would be shameful anywhere but for a major tourist venue, inexcusable. We wonder if they actually satisfy local health and hygiene regulations and are amazed that eminent muscicians actually come here. The authorities should visit Holy Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon to see how it should be done.
Written 29 September 2023
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Kitty Lichfield
Stoke-on-Trent, UK48 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
St. Mary's is a magnificent medieval church, of great historical and architectural significance, and very rewarding to visit.
We received a friendly welcome on this sunny autumn day, when the building was flooded with light, and it is impossible not to be struck by the wealth of detail everywhere you look.
The famous Beauchamp Chapel looked especially wonderful, as the 15th century stained glass windows shone brilliantly.
There is also a small shop .
I do highly recommend a visit to this church, you may also be lucky enough to encounter Tim Clark, who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of its history.
Written 24 September 2023
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Jayne E
Sheffield, UK426 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Thanks to the volunteer tour guide who gave us a warm welcome and fact sheet to help us navigate this beautiful parish church. Stuffed full of history from the tombs of the 11th Earl of Warwick. Robert Dudley and various members of the Beauchamp family. The crypt was a hidden gem with only 1 of the last 2 oldest stocks in England and a lovely poppy display to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI .
Well worth a visit if you're in Warwick for a small donation you are helping keep this historic church available to future generations.
Written 21 September 2023
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El S
Birmingham, UK265 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Beauchamp Chapel is amazing and is the resting place of some famous historical figures such as Robert Dudley. Lots of colour and gold.
The rest of the church feels enormous, with intriguing things, including one of two ducking stools left in the country. The organ was playing which added an extra dimension to the visit.
Written 10 September 2023
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manxy2015
Peel, UK24 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Called into this beautiful church for a quick look but was lucky enough to get chatting a guide ( volunteer) who then provided us with a wonderful and fascinating tour of this incredible place. If you enjoy history I can’t recommend highly enough - a real treasure trove.
Written 31 July 2023
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The Mann Family
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
So surprised this is only a parish church and not a Cathedral, the attention to detail and sheer quality of workmanship on everything is amazing. Make sure you ask a volunteer/helper for information, Christine you did St Mary's proud , never met someone with such a font of local knowledge, you made our visit thank you.
Written 19 July 2023
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Richard_Harpum
Doncaster, United Kingdom1,807 contributions
Jun 2023
My wife and I visited Warwick during a long weekend exploring central Warwickshire. After visiting the castle, we wandered the local streets and visited the church. Parts of it are stunning, especially the chapel opposite the entrance.
Written 27 June 2023
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lyndaandpaul2017
Greater Manchester, UK34 contributions
May 2023
We went to 5.30pm evensong on Wednesday. The choir of girls was amazing as was the organist. Even if you are not a Christian you must experience this beautiful place.
Written 20 May 2023
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Joysunjef
Maidenhead, UK30 contributions
Nov 2022
Very interesting ancient church. Highly recommend watching the video presentation in the crypt. Sorry we didn't have time to climb the tower.
Written 21 November 2022
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Rosie T
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Travelled down from York with my mum to go see Warwick Castle because we are big history buffs, and because we love churches we decided to have a quick visit here before the castle. So glad that we did!! It is an unexpected delight inside!! It has so much wonderful history attached to it, and it is very beautiful inside. The Beauchamp chapel is a must see! and a huge thankyou to our guide Linda who was marvellous, and all the other lovely volunteers. Anyone interested in Warwick Castle, the Earls of Warwick, and history in general should definitely go and see this church.
Written 29 August 2022
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