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St Peter’s Church- Sudbury

A magnificent church with stunning interior.


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;

the font;

stone carvings;

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.

St Peter’s Church- Sudbury
Old Market Place
CO10 1TL