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St. Mary's Church (Sompting Parish Church)

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Address: Church Lane, Sompting BN15 0AZ, England
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+44 1903 234511

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This pleasant little church is worth a visit. Tucked away just off the A27 with it's unique Rhenish style tower. A car park allows one to walk through the grounds to the church... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Sompting, United Kingdom
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Sompting, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This pleasant little church is worth a visit. Tucked away just off the A27 with it's unique Rhenish style tower. A car park allows one to walk through the grounds to the church. Set in the South Downs with views of the surrounding countryside.

Thank japbike1000
Lancing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The vicar and her husband kindly work hard so we are able to offer parents of our school a junior and a senior carol service in this lovely church. My sister was married here in 2012 and it is a very special place.

Thank StuartDouch
Sompting, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

This is a church that is very close to my heart. Not only was I christened here so was many of my family members. As a child growing up in took part in many choir performances here which was just a fantastic experience. This church as long offers such heart warming services for people who have passed away. Such a... More 

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

I sang there aged 4. My 'Silent Night' was exquisite, I can assure you. Admittedly I've put this review off somewhat - but if you DO choose to visit in 1971, you'll be charmed...

Thank Justablok e
Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Well sign posted, car park just below the church, lots of seats to take in the view, both of the church and surrounding countryside. For once I agreed with Simon Jenkins assessment from his "1000 Best Churches" the Saxon tower is magnificent, worth the detour just to see this. The interior is clean, fresh but almost devoid of antiquity. It... More 

Thank Sue P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

There was an exhibition of local arts and crafts which were so sympathetically arranged around the church

Thank Newbs2012
Como, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

There's a really good information sheet that tells you just enough to make a half-hour visit to this beautiful old church fascinating and enjoyable. We had no idea that this church is so old, but it dates from the 14th century. The stained glass windows in the apse are exceptional.

1 Thank simplejoys
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

this little gem is worth a viewing, a unique triple roof structure belies the modest approach from the rather steep hill and graveyard. Worth 15min inside, and also nice vista when the church is behind you.

Thank MikeWNewport_Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is a beautiful tiny church-completely unadorned but very beautiful It is very peaceful and if you wished to pray you could do so without distraction. The Rhenish Helm spire is fantastic.

Thank Girlbabar
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Beautiful church with interesting figure tombs, and a statue dating from the English Civil War. Good views from churchyard and "the Prospect" nearbye too.

Thank Hilary G

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