Lavenham, St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham

  • About Us
  • Find Us
  • Contact Us
  • Services and Events
  • Features and Facilities
  • More Info

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.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

This space is for a Google Map.

You are seeing this message instead because your browser has not loaded the program code to produce the map.

This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Your browser does not support Javascript;
  • You have turned Javascript off
In addition we are aware of some problems with Internet Explorer which are currently being worked on. Firefox and Chrome show the map correctly.
Revd. Stephen Earl
The Rectory
Church Street
Lavenham
Sudbury
Suffolk CO10 9SA
(01787) 247244 (Rector)

Send an Email

  • Christmas Services
  • Regular Services
  • Other Events
Printer friendly list of events
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.
Christmas Carols
Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1½ hours
Christmas Carols
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
Printer friendly list of events

Sunday

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 Refreshments
Parish Eucharist
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments

Wednesday

Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Printer friendly list of events
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.
Christmas Carols
Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1½ hours
Christmas Carols
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
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED !
Sunday 17th September 2017 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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

 
     
Guidebooks
Shop
Church Open Winter : 9.00 am to 4 pm Summer : 8.30 am to 6 pm
Other information
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)
Short URL: acny.uk/2156/
QR Code:

The current editor is: Graham Pattrick

Questions about this entry

This page was last updated on Thursday 24th November 2016
 
 
 
Lavenham, St Peter and St Paul : Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QT

Pages and Links

Our Other Churches

Other Links

Picture Gallery

Calendar of Events

About the Parish

Update this church