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A Place, A People and A Passion Eyam is a place of pilgrimage where Christians have worshipped for 1,000 years and is currently the destination of the Peak Pilgrimage walk (please see website). The church building displays the inspirational story of...more
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Church Street, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QH, England
All reviews stained glass celtic cross well worth a visit anglo saxon lovely village grave stones plague victims lots of history on display information boards steeped in history national trust peak district century font role sundial
We were told it was a beautiful church and we were not disappointed. It was full of information about the residents affected by the plague. Frescos visible above the nave. A stained glass window recently dedicated to the plague.
The church is beautiful - and poignant when you realise that it was the rector, William Mompesson, who persuaded the people of the village to take extreme measures when the plague first appeared there in 1665. John Clifford has written a very interesting booklet (£3.50...More
A beautiful church , full of peace. A place to sit and reflect on what happened to the people of Eyam in 1666. The graveyard is very interesting indeed. Do visit and you will begin to understand the horror of what the residents of Eyham...More
Visited with friends, not crowded, church members on hand to meet and greet us and a very interesting talk from one lady about the plague, what led up to it, how the villagers coped and what can be seen in the church. Beautiful stained glass...More
You must step inside this historic church to fully understand the impact of the plague on this village. There is usually someone on hand to answer questions. My son loves the beautiful stained glass window that tells the story of the village. It really is...More
Eyam is a wonderful village and full of historical significance due to its fortitude in face of the bubonic plague. The village was led by the vicar, William Mompesson who guided the villagers through this dreadful time. There is a Plague stained glass window which...More
We walked around the huge grounds and looked at the interesting grace stones.
Inside the church was wonderful. We particularly liked the paintings high up on the walls that have been discovered under the plaster and are being restored.
There is a huge play area...More