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The Parish of Christchurch. Christchurch Priory, St George at Jumpers, St John at Purewell


Last updated Thursday, 23 March, 2023

If you are visiting the Priory there may be a steward available on the day to give a guided tour of the ground floor, please ask the welcome team. There is a charge of £6.50 per adult.

We also have Tower Stewards on duty on some days: a notice will be displayed when one is available. Tower Tours involve climbing 176 steps on an ancient spiral staircase to get a spectacular view towards Salisbury in one direction and the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic Coast in the other. 

Private tours may be arranged but must be booked in advance - please email or telephone 01202 485804 option 4 to make an enquiry.


Guided Tours Programme April - June 2023

Between April and June we run a programme of special tours to parts of the building not generally open to the public: the Tower, Ringing Room and Bell Room (176 steps); St Michael’s Loft Museum (75 steps), the roof space above the Nave (103 steps, tight spaces and some clambering), and 2 of the 3 Crypts. A tour of the ground floor is included with these. New for this year is a tour of the Heraldry found in the Priory.

Or you may like to join us for a tour of the ground floor of the Priory Church, followed by a Cream Tea in the Priory Tea Rooms.  

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All tours in the Programme must be booked in advance, either online or by calling the box office on 01202 485804 option 4.  Online bookings can be made here


Ticket Prices:  Cream Tea tour £10       All other tours Adults £7.50 Children over 8 £4 

All tours are led by a member of our knowledgeable team of guides and will begin with a brief introduction to the 900 year old Priory Church. For Afternoon Tours please meet inside the North Porch. For Evening Tours please meet by the Tower door. We look forward to welcoming you.