St Marys Church

St Mary’s Church dates from 1199.

Standing on the original site of a Cistercian Abbey, this church was closed in 1543 by order of Henry VIII. It’s a fascinating place with the Andrews Mausoleum – builder of the Titanic – just through the entrance. This is a mausoleum with no bodies buried in it but many inscriptions on the walls. The stone at the entrance gate bear inscriptions from 18th Century church wardens and stones from the original abbey are to be found inside. There’s a monument dedicated to three men from the York Fencibles regiment who were killed at the Battle of Saintfield in 1798. They are Captain Chetwynd, Lieutenant Unite and Ensign Sparks. The minister of the church at that time, Reverend Robert Mortimer, was also killed at the Battle.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 12.8℃ with wind speed 0.3 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Jul 11
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (SW)

Comber weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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