St Mary's Church
Nantwich Church is a major tourist attraction with around 50,000 visitors each year, including numerous school parties, visiting church parties, coach party "stop-offs" and casual visitors who all come to see:-
the magnificent building
the rare 14th Century stone pulpit
the splendid 14th Century Chancel with its "lierne" vaulting
the exquisite Choir Stalls with intricate carvings and canopies
the unusual bread oven
the strange stone carvings
the library with rare 17th Century books
the breathtaking Jubilee curtain
the fine collection of kneelers
and many other features.
St. Mary's Church has a dedicated team of specialist tour guides who are able to escort visiting parties around the church and point out features of interest. Many of the school parties that visit the church find the tours given by the guides very helpful in explaining the many historical features of this magnificient building, to enhance their knowledge and understanding.
Visitors to St. Mary's will immediately feel the warmth and balance of not only a physical church, but a living church.
Heritage site, Sacred space