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Charming Franciscan Church

Small and beautiful italianate RC church on the cobbled backstreets of Rye, providing some moments... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
London, United Kingdom
Ancient Church in an Old World Town

well worth the visit, if your are physically up to it visit the bell tower. Great views of Rye and... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
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Watchbell Street, Rye TN31 7HB, England
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

Small and beautiful italianate RC church on the cobbled backstreets of Rye, providing some moments of peace.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

well worth the visit, if your are physically up to it visit the bell tower. Great views of Rye and surrounds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alwaysrelaxed
Reviewed 4 October 2018

On our walking exploration of Rye, heading up Watchbell Street to the Ypres Tower was this small interesting Franciscan Catholic church. It was free to enter and was delightful inside with some nice stained glass windows.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lovely and peaceful. I loved the Polish icon and the story about the Franciscan friar that has been leading the congregation for 30 years!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GeogieBrighton
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We’ve been to this Catholic Church several times in the past. It has a strong Spanish feel to it which adds, I think, to its overall charm and serenity. It is a lovely place to spend a little time in His presence.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Lovely little Catholic church in Rye, visited while on a break and attended Easter Sunday Mass which was beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Don't miss this church if walking around Rye - it is free to enter and is very peaceful with a beautiful marble alter and pulpit with an Italianate feel to it.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 393andrewr
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A church open with no guide - just with peace to pray is a godsend in this noisy world, Deo Gracias!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

My wife and I were shown this beautiful and tiny Spanish/Italian design Church which sits between a row of houses on our tour by Michael Carver of Rye History Walks. It is so peaceful inside the Church and we managed to say a prayer. We...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank RDS582014
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Lovely little church. Would like to go to a Sunday Mass in here. Very peaceful and serene. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Joe H
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