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) or 01787 247959 (Curate)

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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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Lavenham Sinfonia Concert
Beethoven : Symphony No 1. Joseph Haydn : Concerto for Trumpet. Haydn : London Symphony No 104
Sunday 18th September 2016 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours


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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 33/239)
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 Monday 15th February 2016
Lavenham, St Peter and St Paul : Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QT

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