St. Pierre du Bois Church

Guernsey, United Kingdom

The oldest part of the existing St. Pierre du Bois Church was probably built around 1375. The rest of the church dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. The church sits in beautiful surroundings on a hillside. Its floor makes this all the more apparent as it slopes one and a half metres from east to west. When refurbished in the Victorian era, men and women sat separately and even entered through different doors. The church boasts an impressive tower containing 13 bells, the largest peal in the island.

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Founded: 1375
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Peter Sage (12 months ago)
The Isle goes up-hill! Literally! ..brings a whole new meaning to the expression of walking down the isle at a wedding. Well appointed and v pretty.
Anthea Roue (2 years ago)
Sluggerr (3 years ago)
Such a fantastic and magical place! I booked the prayer room some time back and had a wonderful experience.
Tracey Tostevin (3 years ago)
Beautiful peaceful churchyard. Interesting church.
Myfanwy Datta (3 years ago)
Love this ancient church full of history. It is genuine and warm - with a big heart for people and hospitality. The number of people who give their time and energy to create community is amazing - underpinned by their understanding of God and his huge love for us all. Theological position is conventional Christianity expressed in a wide range of service styles according to the time you attend. Midweek cafe free with amazing cake on Monday snd Thursday.
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