The scattered village of Worlingworth has been described as 'a hidden corner of Suffolk'. That's an apt description for this pretty rural spot, with the tower of St Mary's church rising high above picturesque groups of cottages.
St Mary's church boasts some of the finest flint flushwork decoration of any church in Suffolk, but most people come to see the remarkable double hammer-beam roof and the ornately carved 15th-century font cover.
St Mary's dates to at least the 13th century but it stands on a site that has been used for worship since pre-Christian times. The church was enlarged in the 15th century with the addition of the present nave, south porch, and striking west tower, decorated with flushwork up the sides of its angle buttresses.
The interior is dominated by the superb 15th-century roof, decorated with carved angels bearing heraldic shields.