St Pancras' Church

St Pancras' Church

Weave your way through Rougemont Gardens past the moat, across Gandy Street and through the old covered market into the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Here, set at an angle, incongruous in the midst of modern shops and restaurants, is St Pancras Church.

A noticeboard tells of a cycle of neglect and restoration since it was built in the 13th century. And some of those restorations used Heavitree Stone – see if you can pick it out. St Pancras, by the way, was a young nobleman, said to be only 14 years old, who refused to renounce his Christian faith and paid the price as a martyr at the hands of the Roman Emperor.

It is open every working day as a place of quietness and peace.

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