The Church of St Peter & St Paul

The Church of St Peter & St Paul

The Church of St Peter & St Paul
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  • Ann C
    Nashville, Tennessee3,238 contributions
    The Church of St Peter & St Paul Lavenham
    The church is an excellent example of late perpendicular gothic architecture perched on a hill above the town of Lavenham. The carvings and paneling above I found to be of high quality. The roof on the south isle is the original. The scenes on the font were unfamiliar to me and I am curious to research the history/meaning. One example seen here are 2 musicians, a male and a female with hindquarters of animals.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 2, 2023
  • Experience597719
    4 contributions
    You cannot miss visiting this church while you are in Lavenham
    I live here!!! Two of my daughters got married here! All four daughters were in the church choir when they were young! It is a beautiful church. Not at all "spooky" like so many are. You can even buy second hand books here which are carefully arranged. There is a also a very small self-serve gift shop and a play area for young children. If you want to attend a church service on Sunday mornings, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, cake and biscuits. At present there is an art exhibition.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Glynis T
    Northallerton, United Kingdom183 contributions
    Well worth visit.
    Beautiful church. Amazing misericords Alas no postcards or souvenir guide books . Or staff to take money !! Good selection of second hand books at reasonable prices. Travelled there by excellent local bus service
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 7, 2023
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,238 contributions
Mar 2023
The church is an excellent example of late perpendicular gothic architecture perched on a hill above the town of Lavenham. The carvings and paneling above I found to be of high quality. The roof on the south isle is the original. The scenes on the font were unfamiliar to me and I am curious to research the history/meaning. One example seen here are 2 musicians, a male and a female with hindquarters of animals.
Written April 2, 2023
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Experience597719
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I live here!!! Two of my daughters got married here! All four daughters were in the church choir when they were young! It is a beautiful church. Not at all "spooky" like so many are. You can even buy second hand books here which are carefully arranged. There is a also a very small self-serve gift shop and a play area for young children. If you want to attend a church service on Sunday mornings, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, cake and biscuits. At present there is an art exhibition.
Written August 14, 2023
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durham05
Durham, UK1,235 contributions
Jul 2021
Absolutely stunning church and one of the best know of the famous Suffolk wool churches. Had a nice time looking around. While a bit of a hike from the Guildhall, it's well worth the effort.
Written October 3, 2021
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John S
Peterborough, UK77 contributions
Jan 2020
Marvellous architecture with a fabulous ambience not too busy when we went so plenty of time to take in the history. Great charity second hand book sale easy to lose an hour just looking through the books. A must visit if in Lavenham. Only shame that the tower is closed.
Written January 4, 2020
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Glynis T
Northallerton, UK183 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Beautiful church. Amazing misericords
Alas no postcards or souvenir guide books . Or staff to take money !!
Good selection of second hand books at reasonable prices.
Travelled there by excellent local bus service
Written September 7, 2023
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Hannah T
Bury St. Edmunds, UK43 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
I’m afraid I can’t tell you about the architecture or history of this beautiful building, and I have no idea what the services are like.

What I can tell you is if you love books, you have to pay it a visit! They have a large section of books for sale, every genre under the sun. All are used and donated and are paid for on the honour system by slipping cash or cheque through a slot.

Recently, they have begun separating out the beautifully bound books that collectors love so it’s no longer necessary to hunt for them.

The photo is from my most recent trip. Another handful of delightful books!!! One particularly delightful tiny treasure in the mix.

I must make it a more regular stop!
Written April 16, 2019
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REDBADGERPOWELL53
Harpenden, UK51 contributions
Feb 2018
Stumbled across this beautiful church whilst on a day trip to Southwold. A gem of the 15th century with a surviving medieval choir screen and a host of other wonderful original features.
Written February 13, 2018
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ian s
Trimley St. Mary, UK29 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is probably one of the largest and most beautiful churches I have ever visited; just on the outskirts of Lavenham it is well worth visiting if in the town. Historically the wool industry provided great wealth for Lavenham and this is reflected in the size, workmanship and grandeur of just about everything in relation to this church...the stained glass windows, the wood carving. Everything is truly amazing
As a free admission venue, although gratuities are accepted, this is a must visit venue. If you have youngsters there is a large mat play area where there are toys to keep them occupied....a great idea!!!
Written July 12, 2016
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Pat W
Sittingbourne, UK515 contributions
Oct 2021
Lavenham was the heart of the wool industry in time gone by and the rich merchants built a cathedral style church in the village to show off their wealth. It is spectacular and definitely worth a visit.
Written October 15, 2021
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Molkovina
Essex118 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
This was the first mass I’ve attended since lockdown. The church is wonderful and I was made to feel extremely welcome as a visitor it Lavenham.
Written August 15, 2020
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