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St Mary's Church, Tenby

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St Mary's Church, Tenby is a church located in the centre of the town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire, western Wales. The church is in the Diocese of Saint David's within the Church in Wales, and a member of the Anglican Communion.
The majority of the remaining building dates from the 15th century with some features retained from the 13th century. There is believed to have been a church on the site since Norman times, and Gerald of Wales is counted as the earliest Rector of Tenby.
The 13th Century chancel has a 'wagon' roof and the panelled ceiling has 75 bosses carved in a variety of designs including foliage, grotesques, fishes, a mermaid, and a green man, as well as the figure of Jesus surrounded by the four Apostles. St. Thomas' Chapel was added in the mid-15th Century, and the St. Nicholas Chapel was added c. 1485. The spire is also a 15th-century addition. Inside the church is a 15th-century font and a 15th-century bell, cast with the letters 'Sancta Anna'.
The tower is positioned to one side of the chancel and dates from the late 13th century. The first floor served as a chapel, and still has a stone altar and piscina in place.
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  • Situated in the middle of Tenby take time to visit and take a moment to enjoy the peace and quiet that places like this offer. 
    Situated in the middle of Tenby take time to visit and take a moment to enjoy the peace and quiet that places like this offer.  more »
  • Second time that we have visited this church and really like it also the congregation are really friendly and welcoming 
    Second time that we have visited this church and really like it also the congregation are really friendly and welcoming  more »
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  • A very nice church to visit
  • Church with long history (brochures available inside in various languages, including Polish) with some really nice features and very pretty details inside. Nothing extra ordinary but still worth a visit

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