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St Mary-le-Tower

17 Tower Street, Ipswich IP1 3BE, England
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I'm a sucker for an old church building. Wandering through Ipswich today, we walked past this... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Hastings, United Kingdom
Carol Service before Christmas.

Lovely festive atmosphere for the Service to remember loved ones who no longer are with us.Small... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“floor tiles” (2 reviews)
“carol service” (2 reviews)
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17 Tower Street, Ipswich IP1 3BE, England
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Reviewed 6 April 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

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 17 January 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.

1  Thank jolleyjohn
Reviewed 22 December 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.

Thank 205jeanniem
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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

Thank Sozlovesholisays
Reviewed 15 July 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

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 17 January 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.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 10 January 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.

Thank UrbanGuide2000
Reviewed 20 April 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.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 9 February 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

Thank EnglandMushroom
Reviewed 22 December 2012

We do not worship here but attend variou recitals during the year. The Tuesday lunchtime recitals have many and varied performers. They range from solo pianists,trios, singers, to choirs and organ recitals. Every Christmas there is a fantastic Christmas tree festival when the whole church,...More

1  Thank gadabout70
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