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St Mary-le-Tower

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Enjoy tea, sandwiches and a concert

A lovely church in the city center. Pleasant to walk around on your own, or join a monthly guided... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
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Pop in.

I'm a sucker for an old church building. Wandering through Ipswich today, we walked past this... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 Aug 2018
“Enjoy tea, sandwiches and a concert”
6 Apr 2017
“Pop in.”
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

A lovely church in the city center. Pleasant to walk around on your own, or join a monthly guided tour. The church has a series of lunchtime concerts, which are well worth attending as these are free /donation and are an excellent time out. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vernonia
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I'm a sucker for an old church building. Wandering through Ipswich today, we walked past this building and saw it welcomed visitors. So in we went. The stained glass windows were beautiful and the floor tiles were unique. A real stand out feature. Worth spending...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Lovely festive atmosphere for the Service to remember loved ones who no longer are with us.Small bags were given out with safe lights inside, a nice touch.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank jolleyjohn
Reviewed December 22, 2016

If you feel like having a bit of calm then pop into this beautiful old church which is welcoming. A delight to wander round on a busy day in Ipswich. Beautiful this Christmas with lots of trees.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 205jeanniem
Reviewed August 11, 2016

A amazing church right in Ioswich town centre, and one of the few that is still in use as a church!!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Sozlovesholisays
Reviewed July 15, 2016

This church has its doors wide open and welcomes everyone. It is a beautiful church, the usual lovely windows and stonework but as soon as I entered my eyes were drawn to the beautiful floor tiles. I took a couple of photos of them then...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank janwT2714TR
Reviewed January 17, 2016

With so many churches locked up against unwelcome intrusion and vandalism it is so good to find one that wecomes you (all comers) - May Chrst be with them and all who visit her.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank John S
Reviewed January 9, 2016

Main church is hided in surprisingly mystical place in very center of the town. Worth just to go and find it. Decorated with good sculptures, has gorgeous stained glass windows. If you'll be lucky you may hear strange ringing of the bells at evening.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank UrbanGuide2000
Reviewed April 20, 2015

Brilliantly restored and painted porch and a spectacular altar in the high Victorian fashion. The piscina Sedalia are utterly exuberant and en suite with the almost pre- Raphalite reredos.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank susanlZ6463NT
Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

On our way to Christchurch Park, my friend and I noticed the 'Church Open' board. We were warmly greeted by the people stewarding. It was a delight to learn of the history of the church and our questions were welcomed. Since returning home, I've found...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank EnglandMushroom
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