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St Lawrence Church

St Lawrence church is located in the heart of Ipswich, only a short walk from the Cattle Market bus station and a five minute walk to the waterfront. The lane it is on, Dial lane, is so named because in the 1800s a large dial clock hung above the church's entrance onto that road.

The 15th century building is a grade 2 listed church due to its age and architectural features. It displays flint stone work on the outside and beautiful stain glass windows; typical of churches built in the Middle Ages. The stained glass window on the east-side was made by the well-known stained glass designer Charles Gibbs in 1853 and displays scenes from the New Testament. When visiting be sure to take time to view the brickwork and brick pattern. It is detailed and worthy of attention and admiration.

The church's tower can be seen over many of the surrounding buildings and interestingly contains the oldest set of church bells in the world. The bells, however, were removed for a quarter of a century when the church fell into disrepair in the 1980s. Today, all five of the bells are back in the tower of the newly renovated church and ring every Wednesday at 12:30pm for half an hour and also and 9:30pm on the first Sunday of every month.

Currently, St Lawrence serves as a community centre as well as a charity-run restaurant, open Monday to Saturday, 9:00 – 16:00, serving delicious refreshments, sandwiches and snacks.

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Dial Lane Ipswich, England IP1 1DJ, United Kingdom

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  • Dial Lane
    Ipswich, England
    IP1 1DJ,
    United Kingdom

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