A magnificent church with stunning interior.
St Peter’s Church, Sudbury
This vast, magnificent Medieval church dominates the town of Sudbury from the top of Market Hill.
It is largely a 15th-century rebuilding of a much earlier structure. Butterfield restored the stunning Victorian interior in 1854-1858.
Special things to see include:
the carved oak doors;
a gorgeous altar screen;
two paintings of Moses and Aaron by Robert Cardinal.
Bodley redecorated the chancel in 1897 but in 1968, tragically, a large part of his original wall paintings were covered over with lime wash. Following the removal of a light switch, a tiny patch of this rich work was tantalisingly rediscovered.
Outside is a statue of Sudbury’s most famous son, painter Thomas Gainsborough.