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Sidmouth Parish Church

Sidmouth Parish Church

Thousands of people visit the Parish Church every year, to worship, others to discover its great history, and to also attend musical and social events.

This wonderful church is the perfect venue for the festival to present special headline concerts as the church has superb acoustics and amazing architecture.

The concerts will be presented using high quality production values, professional staging, lighting, and sound making these events truly memorable and atmospheric.

St Nicholas and St Giles is the jewel in the town of Sidmouth: it is simply impossible to imagine the town without it. The church is exceptionally large and parts of the church dates to the 15th century however much of what you see today is a result of comprehensive rebuilding in 1860 by architect William White.

Look for a memorial window to the Duke of Kent, given by Queen Victoria in 1867. Pieces of Norman stonework were reused in the Victorian rebuilding. The 15th-century tower remains, and there is an ornate reredos by SS Teulon.

The Friends work in partnership with the Church Council to care for the building and its history.

Maintenance and restoration of a medieval building is never-ending and in recent years the Friends have contributed £60,000 to major works which have included the extensive reordering and renovation of the building in 2009, the extending of the building in 2015 with increased facilities for the differently abled, as well as the repair and restoration of the stained glass including the Queen Victoria window in 2016.

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