Whilst this picture is not St Mary's in Wirksworth let me say that the steady Parish Church is possesses outstanding character and heritage. Arguably the oldest site of Christian worship in Derbyshire and possibly further afield than the county . Every year I come to the Wirksworth Festival .In 2016 it starts on the 10th September. and marks the patronal... 更多
We visited Wirksworth on a rainy afternoon and discovered the Church while wandering about. It is a beauty - lots of really surprising and interesting things to see as well as feeling like a very spiritual place. Lovely.
There are plenty of features to this church which are of interest and anyone in the area should pay it a visit. I knew nothing about it before we entered and I have to say that I was taken aback by several very pleasant surprises so in order to not give any spoilers I'll end my review just like this!
This church has features dating from saxons times. Well worth a look inside for an interesting historical journey. Well worth a walk round this old part of Wirksworth. On the square around the church are also the old alms houses and the old grammar school. Many more historical houses and buildings can be found in the surrounding lanes and alleys.
The owners of the bed and breakfast we were staying in recommended this and it was a nice place to look around. If you're into history, architecture, or social history it's worth a look. The atmosphere was very peaceful and there were plenty of interesting sights - all explained by notes and explanatory posters as you walk around. We found... 更多
Lying behind the main streets, it could be easy to decide to give this Church a miss. Big mistake! The entrance is through a rather small door on theNorth side, and at first it seems rather dark inside, but actually the windows on all sides are large and there is plenty of daylight, even on the gloomy day we went.... 更多
We visited this little church on our way back to the railway it is tucked away to one side up a small lane. St. Mary's was bigger than expected and an unusual shape not the traditional cross. The windows are beautiful and the pulpit is intricately carved and dedicated to the Arkwright family. A very pretty church and worth a... 更多
St Mary's is clearly a lively church, and they have made a real effort to welcome visitors. Most of the current building dates from the 13th century, and their free "brief guide" provides an excellent introduction to the many points of interest. Perhaps the most exceptional is an 8th century coffin lid, carved with stories from the life of Christ.... 更多