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St Peter's & St Paul's Church

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My gob is smacked

Have you ever been gobsmacked? I was gobsmacked when I visited this amazing church. I was also... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Bomchickawaawaa
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Magnificent Medieval Murals

A central market town church, you can't miss it. The spire itself can be seen for miles. Its main... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Linda H
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The mediaeval church of St Peter and St Paul sits at the heart of the North Yorkshire market town of Pickering. The church is best known for its collection of 15th century wall paintings - regarded as one of the most complete sets of mediaeval wall...more
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Hall Garth, Pickering YO18 7BE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

All the way up from Norfolk specifically to see the wall paintings. Church closed. I admit I didn't think to check before we went but assumed it would be open. This was on Thursday afternoon at 3pm on 13th this month. No work was going...More

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pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I’m really sorry and totally understand your frustration. There are lots of pictures on the website, and information about the closure, but I know that won’t compensate for your disappointment. There’s unfortunately not a lot we can do as the floor is up in various...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Have you ever been gobsmacked? I was gobsmacked when I visited this amazing church. I was also taken a back, stunned, not to mention flabbergasted! This is hands down the most amazing little church I have been in. I've not seen anything to compare to...More

Thank Bomchickawaawaa
pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you! We think it's pretty amazing too! I hope your gasted flabber has recovered!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

A central market town church, you can't miss it. The spire itself can be seen for miles. Its main access is up a small set of steps at the top end of the high street. However there is wheelchair / buggy friendly access if you...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The medieval wall paintings are impressive and beautifully restored. Nikolaus Pevsner, the renowned expert on architectural history said that ‘This is one of the most complete set of wall paintings… and they give one a vivid idea of what ecclesiastical interiors were really like’.

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pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

They certainly do! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Do come back again when the heating and lighting schemes are completed and see them again, beautifully lit. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

It was wonderful to see the medieval wall paintings in this ancient church that are so amazingly preserved.

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pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Please come back again once our heating and lighting schemes are complete, and maybe you'll give us five spots then :)

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

A must see beautiful well kept church with some very colourful wall paintings if visiting Pickering. Thank you for being open.More

Thank Daphne L
pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

You caught the last day that the church will be open to visitors until November. We are getting new underfloor heating installed, so the church will only be open on Sunday mornings now until then. I'm pleased you had a lovely visit and enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

Called in on market day, enjoyed tea and scones and a look round this beautiful building two years after being here for a wedding.

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pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

I'm pleased you enjoyed them! We were really busy on Monday and flagging a bit in the heat! Please do come again, the coffee mornings will start up again once the heating work is complete and run through November and December.

Reviewed 18 June 2018

This pretty church was worth visiting just to see the medieval wall paintings which are reckoned to be the most complete and extensive in the country I was told. In an elevated position in town it was a pleasure to walk up and view.

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pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

It's well worth the walk, isn't it! Thank you for your kind words, please visit again.

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Popped into this lovely church last week and the paintings on the walls which have been uncovered are well worth a visit. My husband was very taken with the work they are going to do updating the heating system. There's a labyrinth of pipes running...More

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pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Absolutely dog friendly! We hope you do come back next year once the heating and lighting is done. There will be no disruption to the tiled areas. Those areas will be heated with radiators. The main body of the church will be underfloor heating, which...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

We love visiting historic churches and this has to be one of the best. Easy to find in the town and looks like all churchs outside, tower and graveyard but once you walk through the door you realise how special this saxon church is. The...More

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pickeringchurch, Guest Relations Manager at St Peter's & St Paul's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

It's a truly fabulous place, I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write your review.

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