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“Lovely little church”

St Bridget's Church Skenfrith
wales
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74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Lovely little church”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We really loved this little church which on the day we were there was surrounded by members of a local art group painting it. It is a really lovely example of the local church architecture. The plaque inside reveals that some very famous people attended here (go to find out who!). It has many beautiful features but is essentially quite plain and conducive to contemplation. The locals also have a table at the back with fresh baked cakes (fruit-loaves etc) with an honesty box for you to put your donation in. This helps to keep the church repairs etc financed. Its a charming little village.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
“peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

A respite from the rush and bustle, the church was open for visitors and we supported the community by buying some of the home made cakes that we left in the church

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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368 reviews
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“Another good reason to visit Skenfrith...”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

A very quaint, unusual, ancient structure from about the same period as the nearby castle, which you should not miss when in the village. It is one of those churches that are not extravagantly built; it was obviously constructed for the farmer folk and working class citizens. There is a wooden shingled bell tower and the usual adjacent cemetery. Very interesting.

Visited June 2013
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England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Simply beautiful”
Reviewed 5 May 2013

This church, in a quiet part of the country, has fortunately avoided the radical improvements and modernisation found in wealthier parishes. As a result St Bridget's retains the feel of an earlier church. Externally, the truncated tower is topped by a two-tier dovecote. Internal treasures include box pews, a six hundred year old bishop's cope and a stone tomb with good carving. The building has a stark beauty.

Visited May 2013
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Colorado
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485 reviews
207 attraction reviews
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“Originally built during King John’s reign”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This parish church has been extensively remodeled several times. It has some impressive chest tombs and a medieval box pew. Named after it’s patron saint from the 6th century. There is a thousand year old yew tree growing outside the church. It has an interesting bell tower that has a dove coat for the local village, when things got rough. We also saw great stone carving and the actual 15th century cope. Combine with a visit to Skenfirth Castle.

Visited January 2013
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