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St. Mary's Arts Centre Testimonials & Links

Don’t take just our word for it ...

“Performing at St.Mary’s is in every way a pure music delight”
The Knyghtryders

“We have used St.Mary’s for many years for our Harvest Festival and Nativity plays – it’s lovely to share a warm and spacious building”
Headteacher. Sandwich Infants School

“A superb venue for our Summer supper evening – a Glyndebourne theme – the architecture and historic setting lent themselves beautifully”
Rosemary Bainbridge. SEDFAS

“The perfect venue for the happiest day of our life! A lovely and original place for our reception, with masses of flowers and candles St.Mary’s’s really had the WOW factor!”
Wedding celebration for Rosie and John Duran

“The most beautiful venue for any of our concerts – so much history – large capacity and good facilities are key when choosing a place for performances”
Kate Griffen, All Sorts of Music

“An integral part of the Festival for 17 years – the prime venue for hosting the main indoor events”
Chairman, Sandwich Festival

“A very atmospheric venue – superb acoustics, perfect setting for early music concerts”
James Frost, Bringing Alive Sandwich Heritage

“An excellent performance space, fine music acoustic in a uniquely historic building”
Deal Festival of Music and Arts

“An excellent performance venue for our students in Oh What a Lovely War with a theatrical setting, good acoustics and facilities; it was quite perfect as a period setting for the Comedy of Errors too”
Patricia Coles, Drama at Sir. Roger Manwoods School

“One of the best local centres – a beautiful and historic building”
The Manwood Singers

“A beautiful space to sing in”
Beth Nielsen Chapman

“Undoubtedly the best local venue available in terms of facilities and acoustics. Always our first choice”
Richard Chew, Pfizer Wind Orchestra.

"The venue lent itself admirably to the medieval banquet given in honour of the Honfleurians ... they were most impressed!"
Steve Laslett, Sandwich Honfleur Twinning Association

Links & Resources

The Churches Conservation Trust - www.visitchurches.org.uk

The Parish of St. Clement, Sandwich - www.stclementschurchsandwich.org.uk

Sandwich Town Council - www.sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

The Open Sandwich website: www.open-sandwich.co.uk
All about Sandwich, Town Information & History, including Historic Churches

Supporters & Sandwich Organisations:

The Kings Arms Hotel - Our neighbour

Sandwich Events

The Becker Ensemble

The Sandwich Concert Band

Manwood Singers

East Bridge Chorale

Age Concern - Sandwich - Age UK - The Centre for the over Fifties - events - services available

The Rotary Club of Sandwich

B-A-S-H - Bringing Alive Sandwich Heritage

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve - Example of a man-made nature reserve, within a 15-acre site

Phoenix Centre - Sandwich Community Centre and Youth Club

Sandwich Evening Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Dover and Deal Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Sandwich Town Cricket Club

if you require information regarding local sources of equipment hire etc
Please contact us

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