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“The Glass church.”

St Matthew's Church - Glass Church
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 September 2013

I had chance to visit St Matthews church also known as the Glass church. The white building just looks like a normal church from the outside. But once inside you see why they call it the glass church. The altar and the cross as well as other things are made of glass. Designed by the famous Rene Le lec. I would recommend a visit to this church.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Had passed the church a number of times while on holiday, but I always seemed to look at the next building (the church hall) as that is where I thought the arrow pointed to - that said "Glass Church" . Wondered why it was called that as it looked like a church hall (which it is) So was very pleased to see the actual glass church. Two full size (Adult,as I am not sure what size a real angel is) beautiful Lalique angels on the entrance doors- two Lalique floral arrangements lit from behind in the foyer, and when you go into the actual church the altar is amazing, a Huge Cross made entirely of Lalique with two side columns. Lalique everywhere, It is a jaw dropping experience and I will go back next time I am in Jersey for another visit to St Matthews. You will never see so much Lalique in your life- antiques roadshow should visit , it must be worth millions

2  Thank Sheila B
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

To walk into this church and see the beautiful work of lalique is an amazing experience. I had wanted to visit it for some time but had not been prepared for its elegance, lightness and serenity. The lalique is amazing and although the design of the glass angels and cross are incredibly intricate you still get an impression of simplicity. It is worth taking some time to sit in the Lady Chapel and admire the beauty of the angels created by lalique. If you are a lalique fan, you should not miss this, if you're not, you should be by the time you have visited this church.

1  Thank Cleo H
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Is worth stopping off to look at as it only takes maximum of 30 minutes. Do buy a leaflet or guide book to appreciate the history and designs.

1  Thank Amanda W
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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.

2  Thank Ann2shoes1
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