Lavenham, St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham

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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
(01787) 247244

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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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Christmas Fair
Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Fantastic Acts
Riding Lights Lights Theatre Company take on board the Book of Acts ... and beyond. Tickets £10 box office 01904 613000 or 01787 247959
Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Winter Warmers
Vibrant and compelling youth choir entertains with a pre-Christmas programme to war and delight ... for all the family. Tickets £10 (children 14 and under £5) from Sparling & Faiers, Market Place Lavenham or David Deacon (01787 248147) or Voice Squad (0792 851 5963)
Saturday 29th November 2014 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Christingle Service
Lavenham Primary School children in church
Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 2:15 PM for ¾ hour
Christmas Concert
Fund raising concert to raise money for the East Anglian Children's Hospice. Free entry - retiring collection.
Thursday 11th December 2014 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Children's Crib Service
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 2:00 PM for ¾ hour
Midnight Mass
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Parish Communion with Carols
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
Lavenham Art Society exhibition
Lavenham Art Society Exhibition continues until 31st August
Saturday 22nd August 2015 at 10:00 AM
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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Clergy: The Revd Stephen Geoffrey Franklyn EARL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 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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