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“Prepare to be amazed!”

St Matthew's Church - Glass Church
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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Prepare to be amazed!”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I was so overwhelmed by this church that I had to remember to keep shutting my jaw!! Even if you are not familiar with Lalique, you surely cannot fail to be amazed at what you will see inside. St. Matthews is packed full of unique Lalique! The widow of the founder of Boots asked him to re-design the interior of the church in 1934 in memory of her late husband and I would imagine that the interior is now priceless! I would love to be a worshipper in this church. If you are visiting Jersey, do not miss it.

Visited August 2013
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Selby, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Worth 15 minutes of your time”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Went to see on the basis of the other reviewers and spent just over 15 mins there. The church has a very plan white exterior but the glassworks is interesting to see. The church is light and airy inside and is serene as another viewer commented. In my ignorance of Lalique, I was expecting to see a spectacular set of stained glass but it is all semi opaque clear glass. So it is unusual to see but not amazing unless you are into Lalique.

Visited August 2013
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LONDON
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353 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“It's a church - with Glass!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Sorry - maybe I'm missing something but I was underwhelmed by the glass work and church. Really nothing more than average in my book. But other's obviously love the place so you'll need to make your own mind up.

Visited August 2013
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Coleraine
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47 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lalique glass everywhere”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

This was amazing....Lalique glass everywhere ...worth millions Im sure and I didnt allow my children to touch anything. Very beautiful.

Visited August 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful glass”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This church has a lovely serene feeling. The glassworks inside is outstanding with lots of lovely Lalique detail, well worth half an hour of anyone's time.

Visited August 2013
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