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St. Thomas the Martyr

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St Thomas' Street, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4EB, England
+44 1797 226254
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nice and lovely church

I had a 1 week holiday in the area and in the last day I visited Winchelsea. I wanted to see the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Ewyena
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London, United Kingdom
Haven of colourful light

We are reasonably local and have visited in the past for concerts but this was the first time to... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
stephen h
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
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“spike milligan” (26 reviews)
“old church” (16 reviews)
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St Thomas' Street, Winchelsea, Rye TN36 4EB, England
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+44 1797 226254
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"spike milligan"
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"stained glass windows"
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"old church"
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"lovely church"
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"well worth a visit"
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"small village"
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"big church"
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"easy parking"
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"front door"
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"quick look"
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"resting place"
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"cinque port"
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"the pub"
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"sunny day"
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"first world war"
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"its heyday"
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I had a 1 week holiday in the area and in the last day I visited Winchelsea. I wanted to see the church, because I knew that there are so many old (4-5-600 years) churches in the area. Unfortunately the church was closed that time...More

Thank Ewyena
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We are reasonably local and have visited in the past for concerts but this was the first time to explore at leisure. Beautiful and tranquil, and begging the question what a massive structure it must have been like in its heyday. Windows are especially noteworthy,...More

1  Thank stephen h
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

A surprisingly large and ornate church for today's Winchelsea which reflects the much larger and richer town it once was. There are several stone tombs, beautiful stained glass and interesting links to the artist Millais. Spike Milligan is buried in the churchyard. It was quiet...More

1  Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

a step back in time moment , the church windows are stunning as is the history of St Thomas`s church

Thank Andy M
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most stunning churches I have ever visited. Thank you for keeping it open and accessible.

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The title says it all really, I thought this church was lovely, it feels fairly ancient and I think bits of it date to the 13th century. The stained glass windows were stunning. On a more morbid note you can see Spike Milligan's grave in...More

2  Thank EMD100
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Well preserved church and lovely peaceful churchyard. One point of interest to find is Spike Milligan's grave.

Thank Christine T
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

I am no expert on church architecture but the church of St. Thomas the Martyr seems not to have changed for 800 years, well alright then, it has electricity, but you get the idea. What I particularly like is that it still a church, and,...More

1  Thank philip709
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Nice chilled place to be, plain unadorned, nice glass and very atmospheric. Worthy for a restful reflection in today's busy world.

Thank Elsie W
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stumbled across this church and ruins on a drive in the local area and couldn't believe we didn't know it was there. Walking up to the church on the sunny afternoon we were excited to explore and find out more information. Inside the church...More

1  Thank Louise H
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