St. Mary’s, Chester.

Sadly it was closed and it looked like it had been closed a while with a large padlock on the main gate, but it remains in use as a creative centre behind the court buildings in the centre of Chester and the building stands tall and proud looking great.

St Mary’s Centre, formerly the Church of St Mary’s ‘on the Hill’ stands at the top of St. Mary’s Hill, Chester, Cheshire, England, near Chester Castle. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The church stands at the top of a narrow winding lane which leads down to the River Dee, and it is adjacent to Chester Castle.

In the 1970s the church was converted into an educational centre. It is currently available for use as a concert and exhibition venue and the Chester Music Society hold many concerts there throughout the year. For the last few years, the centre has been the venue for the final exhibition of work by sixth-form art students at Chester Catholic High School.

Having emailed the administrator of the page I have been invited back to take more pictures at some time in the future. As I felt I had little time in Chester I may take them up on that offer one day, so watch this page!

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