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St Lawrence Parish Church
Ranked #12 of 18 things to do in Ventnor
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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“victorian stained glass”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

really interesting Victorian stained glass - William Morris, Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown - and a cold dronk on a hot day

Visited July 2014
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English first
Watford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“A warm welcome”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

My friends and I visit IOW evry year and usually attend St Lawrence parish church for the Sunday communion service. The congregation are always really friendly and welcoming. It's worth going round the back of the buidling for coffee after church because the biscuits and cake are good and there's always jams and pickles for sale too!

Visited October 2013
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London
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34 reviews
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“Lovely windows”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Hope this is the right church ,it has beautiful stained glass windows by The Pre Raphaelites William Morris /Burne Jones

Visited April 2013
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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“If you love the pre-raphaelites or visiting churches you will love this one”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We were stunned b y the sheer beauty of this church and we were lucky enough to have the sun streaming through the windows lighting all the windows up. A bit difficult to park on the road but the effort was more than worth it.

Visited April 2013
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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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“Pre-Raphaelite Art Rescued”
Reviewed 19 February 2013

I am grateful to the parishioners of St Lawrence in Victorian times for building a new church when they outgrew the old one, and for saving the Old Church. I am also grateful to the vicar and parishioners in the early nineteen-seventies for launching a nation-wide appeal for money to install in the church some beautiful stained-glass windows by four famous Pre-Raphaelite artists, including William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. These windows were removed from the chapel at the near-by Royal National Hospital of Consumption and Diseases of the Chest when it was demolished. It stood for a hundred years on what is now the car park for the Ventnor Botanic Garden. HRH Elizabeth, the Queen Mother donated to the appeal and attended the dedication of the windows.

The church was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, who also designed the Prince Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens in London, and was opened in the late eighteen-seventies. Instead of having bell ropes, its bells are rung mechanically and were installed to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. Another unusual feature is the light box on one wall that displays more Pre-Raphaelite religious art. My favourite stained-glass window faces west and is exceptionally beautiful. It depicts angels, as well as physicians, administering to the sick. Hospital patients, many with tuberculosis, came to Ventnor from industrial towns and cities all over England to breathe clean air brought by the prevailing south-westerly winds along the Channel from the Bay of Biscay in the Atlantic.

Visited February 2013
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