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St. John the Apostle, Torquay

August 30, 2013

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Another church that Betjeman rates highly; ‘Torquay’s magnificent high church, by G.E. Stret, 1861-71, dominates the harbour. There is extensive use of Devon marble, a rare total immersion font. mosaic panels by Burne-Jones and Salviati, and Morris glass.’ This sounds good but it is locked so visitors cannot delight at all this! This is a prominent church in a busy seaside town. It really should be open. Very disappointing and very poor. I was looking forward to visiting this church.

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