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A glorious building of cathedral-like proportions mainly dating from around 1500 at the height of Lavenham's period of prosperity as a wool-cloth manufacturing town.    The church, which incorporates a wealth of carving in both oak and stone, was financed by the Earl of Oxford - Lord of the Manor - and a number of wealthy cloth merchants, including the immensely rich Thomas Spring III.

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Revd. Stephen Earl
The Rectory
Church Street
Suffolk CO10 9SA
Tel: (01787) 247244
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'Final Hour' meditation
Friday 18th April 2014 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
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Holy Communion (BCP)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
Every Sunday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour


Morning Prayer and Litany alternating between Common Worship and BCP
Every Friday at 10:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
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'Final Hour' meditation
Friday 18th April 2014 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
German choir
visit to Lavenham by a German choir who will give a short performance at approximately 6 o'clock. No charge.
Saturday 3rd May 2014 at 6:00 PM for ½ hour
Suffolk Art Society exhibition
Exhibition by the Suffolk Art Society. Continues until 8th June
Saturday 24th May 2014 at 8:30 AM
Salvation Army Band concert
Kettering Citadel Salvation Army Band concert
Saturday 21st June 2014 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Lavenham Sinfonia concert Boyce, Britten, Parry, Bridge and Vaughan Williams
Sunday 29th June 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Lavenham Art Society exhibition
Lavenham Art Society Exhibition continues until 25th August
Saturday 16th August 2014 at 10:00 AM
Lavenham Sinfonia concert Haydn, Prokofiev and Beethoven
Sunday 7th September 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Harvest Festival service
Sunday 5th October 2014 at 10:15 AM for 1½ hours
Lavenham Sinfonia concert Brahms, Hummel and Vaughan Williams
Sunday 19th October 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Voice Squad concert. Details, including start time, to be confirmed.
Saturday 29th November 2014 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Tower Floodlighting Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Shop Organ Church Open Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Visitor Parking Available

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Winter : 9.00 am to 4 pm Summer : 8.30 am to 6 pm

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The Revd Stephen Geoffrey Franklyn EARL
The Rectory, Church Street
and fax (01787) 247244
A Church Near You ID: 2156
Built: Mainly 1480 - 1525 but chancel (c1340) and eastern vestry (c1440) survive from an earlier church
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Gonville & Caius College Cambridge
Archdeaconry: SUDBURY (332)
Deanery: LAVENHAM (33203)
Benefice: Lavenham w Preston (33/196BP)
Parish Legal Name: Lavenham (330239 33/239)
CofE Church Info: (633239 33/239)
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The current editor is: Graham Pattrick

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