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St Peter’s Church Sudbury

Standing proudly at the head of Market Hill in the heart of Sudbury, St Peter’s has a wealth of heritage, dating back to the 14th Century.


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