Tuesday, 8 April 2014

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church of Lavenham

A few weeks back when I was telling you all about my lovely time in Lavenham I decided to let the Lavenham Church get it's own post. A Church has existed in the spot since Anglo-Saxon times and the oldest part of the current stone church was build in the 1340s. It is a fine example of Late Perpendicular Gothic architecture with its straight lines and simple design. Today, St. Peter and St. Paul's Church is a Grade 1 listed building and the most visited church in Suffolk. It is situated in the West end of the town on a bluff that was incredibly wind on the day of our visit.

Inside, there was the typical church gift shop selling crosses and JC related paraphernalia, and there was also a fairly large book stall. There appeared to be a wide range of topics, from kids books to coffee table books.

As I wandered the larger stone interior I was taken with the needle point kneelers at each seat. It was clear that each one had been hand stitched and depicted the life and history of the village. This was a Community Millennium Project and over 261 kneelers were created with over 150 unique designs.

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