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 13th 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 (Rector)

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Holy Communion (BCP)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Worship
Every first Sunday at 10:15 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Parish Eucharist
Every second third fourth and fifth 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
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All Soul's Day holy communion
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Christingle Service
Lavenham Primary School children in church
Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 2:15 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Christmas Concert
A fundraising concert for The East Anglia Children's Hospice (EACH)
Thursday 8th December 2016 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
A Christmas Celebration
Get Christmas off to a joyful start by joining the Bury Bach Choir for a feast of Christmas music in the beautiful parish church at Lavenham. This concert is always a highlight of the Christmas season! The choir will be singing a variety of seasonal music, mixing the familiar with some less known pieces, and including both new works and a series of Christmas readings. Bring the family and join in with your favourite carols before enjoying seasonal refreshments
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1½ hours
Children's Crib Service
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 2:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly
Midnight Mass
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Lavenham Sinfonia Concert
Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Lavenham Sinfonia Concert
Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Lavenham Sinfonia Concert
Sunday 17th September 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight

Church Open Winter : 9.00 am to 4 pm Summer : 8.30 am to 6 pm
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Incumbent: 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 )
CofE Church Info: (633239 33/239)
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The current editor is: Graham Pattrick

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 21st September 2016
Lavenham, St Peter and St Paul : Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QT

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