St Mary's Church in Brighstone dates from the twelfth century. The short tower contains a ring of 8 bells all cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry: six in 1961 with two more added in 2017. The largest weighs 7cwt. The spire was added in the 17th century.



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Founded: 12th century
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Biggs Alexander (Biggs) (2 years ago)
Beautiful little church. Handled the Christening of two of my children brilliantly.
Maxine (3 years ago)
Lovely setting for some traditional festive music and carols
Jeffrey Bennett (3 years ago)
A family member was married here . The vicar today is a saint
Gareth Davies (3 years ago)
Beautiful church.
Chris Buckett (5 years ago)
A very warm and welcoming church. Every visitor is special and made very welcome at services by the door welcomes. Andrew the vicar is very warm and makes all feel at ease. His services are always an excellent mix of solemnity and fun in equal measure. They have a large adjoining hall which is well used by a variety of different community groups every week.
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