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“What a Sundial”

Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Eyam
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A Place, A People and A Passion Eyam is a place of pilgrimage where Christians have worshipped for 1,000 years and is currently the destination of the Peak Pilgrimage walk (please see website). The church building displays the inspirational story of the historical reality of the plague in 1665-66 and a community willingly sacrificing themselves for the sake of others. This continues to motivate the church family that meets in Eyam to this day. It also bears witness to another act of great sacrifice: the Christian message that God so loved his world that he gave his son Jesus Christ to die upon the cross. [Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)] This is a historic church with much to see. Enjoy the murals of the tribes of Israel, the plague window, the plague register, Mompesson’s pulpit and chair, the Saxon font, sundial, Celtic Cross, graveyard and many other features. Nevertheless Eyam Church is not a museum looking to the past but a living, vibrant and modern worshipping church community where God is active today. It is a church of all ages, looking to serve the God of the Bible on Sundays and during the week. It has a strong commitment to youth work and families; a church with a heart for God and a heart for our community. The church is open daily and has a book and information stall. School trips by prior arrangement.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Splendid church with lots of interest (The Plague, for example). But what struck me was the sundial, as sundials go this was complex looking device and I'm still examining the photograph I took to ascertain all it's functions.

Thank MrNifty
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"stained glass"
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"celtic cross"
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"well worth a visit"
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"anglo saxon"
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"grave stones"
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"beautiful building"
in 4 reviews
"unique history"
in 2 reviews
"lovely village"
in 8 reviews
"re enactment"
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"telling visitors"
in 3 reviews
"interesting features"
in 4 reviews
"english history"
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"lots of history"
in 5 reviews
"plague victims"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
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"saxon times"
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"information boards"
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Like the rest of the village, the church offers loads of information about this evocative place. The docent we met was very helpful and more than gracious. Don't miss the unusual paintings on the walls.

Thank Janeite
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