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St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol

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The Church is one of the best examples od medieval architecture in the country which has stood on this iste for about 800 years. Orginally it was at the centre of shipping and industry. The Merchantas began and ended their vogages at the shrine of Our Lady of Redcliffe and it is to them especially William Canynes and his grandson in the 14th and 15th centuries that we owe the body of the chuirch as it is today - a masterpeice of Gothic architecture.

Within the church is asuperb collection of carved bosses, elegant eighteenth century ironwork, beautiful stained glass and a world famous organ.

John Cabot who sailed from Bristol to discover Newfoundland in 1497 is commemorated in the church, and Admiral SDir William Penn whose son William founded Pennysylvnia is buried in the south Transept. There are significant links with the USA and St John's chapel was restored by the friends of St Mary Redcliffe in the United States.

Guided tours can be arranged and everyone is very welcome. Vergers, Stewards and Sidesmen are happy to answer questions. The Lady Chapel is set aside for quite prayer.

Refreshments are available in the Undercroft Cafe. A gift shop is situated near the South door and wheelchair access is available here too. The coingregation is made up of people from all over Brisol who worship here and pray that God will bless your visit.

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telephone: 0117 9291487
address:  12 Colston Parade

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