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I wouldn't recommend this church to anyone. If you have any issues forget even asking. Never have I come across so many judgemental people under one roof. It's really sad as a church is supposed to be welcoming and friendly - not this one!More
Date of experience: July 2017
The_CCT, Public Relations Manager at St Mary's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017
Oh dear, it sounds like you had a terrible experience! I've very sorry to hear that. I wonder if you may have our church mixed up with another St Mary's? Ours is a stunning little church open as a visitor attraction and place of quiet...More
...whilst walking in the Itchen Valley. This is a beautiful Victorian interpretation of French Gothic in the unlikely surroundings of a small Hampshire village. Worth pausing if nearby to appreciate its idiosyncratic beauty - both inside and out.
I was drawn to this church firstly by the village name, Itchen Stoke, which made me chuckle, sounds like something out of a Harry Potter movie. The church itself is quite beautiful. Easily seen from the road. I parked in the road opposite and walked...More
The B3047 is a lovely road that follows the line of the River Itchen passing through wonderfully named Hampshire villages such as Abbots Worthy, Martyr Worthy, Itchen Abbas and Itchen Stoke. It was passing through the last of these that I did a double take...More
Although this is not a church with regular services it is worth a visit. No electricity and a roof with different designs on each side.
Redundant churches look after it but do leave a little in the box and take a history leaflet.