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Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence

Church Street, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QH, England
+44 1433 630930
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Wonderful Historic Church in Peak District

My wife and I visited the Parish Church of St. Lawrence in Eyam in early May, which dates back to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manfred B
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Telford, United Kingdom
Lovely old church

A beautiful church with a lot of history attached. We were able to sit and soak up the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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A Place, A People and A Passion Eyam is a place of pilgrimage where Christians have worshipped for 1,000 years and is currently the destination of the Peak Pilgrimage walk (please see website). The church building displays the inspirational story of the historical reality of the plague in 1665-66 and a community willingly sacrificing themselves for the sake of others. This continues to motivate the church family that meets in Eyam to this day. It also bears witness to another act of great sacrifice: the Christian message that God so loved his world that he gave his son Jesus Christ to die upon the cross. [Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)] This is a historic church with much to see. Enjoy the murals of the tribes of Israel, the plague window, the plague register, Mompesson’s pulpit and chair, the Saxon font, sundial, Celtic Cross, graveyard and many other features. Nevertheless Eyam Church is not a museum looking to the past but a living, vibrant and modern worshipping church community where God is active today. It is a church of all ages, looking to serve the God of the Bible on Sundays and during the week. It has a strong commitment to youth work and families; a church with a heart for God and a heart for our community. The church is open daily and has a book and information stall. School trips by prior arrangement.
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Church Street, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QH, England
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited the Parish Church of St. Lawrence in Eyam in early May, which dates back to Saxon times. It also played a key role in the Plague that forced the Villagers to cut themselves off to prevent the disease from spreading....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful church with a lot of history attached. We were able to sit and soak up the atmosphere. Highly reccommended

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church has a wealth of information on the unique history of the village. In our opinion a must see for visitors to the village. A year ago I gave a negative feedback on tripadvisor because of the large number of ‘thou shalt not’ signs...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Th village of Eyam is known for the plague hundreds of years ago. This is a marvellous church in the centre of the village where the book of deceased from the plague can still be viewed. It’s a lovely special spot and a great place...More

Thank Zoe M
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The church is in middle of village (not up a big hill like most in Derbyshire) it is open every day and well worth a visit. It has really old font not particuly pretty one but ancient. The story of the plague is told and...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

The church is in a prominent position in Eyam. Inside and in the churchyard are the reminders of the plague and the sacrifices that were made to protect others. "Life is hard and then we die"

1  Thank Graham B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Almost like a step back in time as i walked around the grave yard reading some of them trying to imagine what this church and village actually went through. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

What a fun occasion to enjoy the day before Christmas. Very enjoyable, some of the worst jokes I’ve ever enjoyed and manic to be proud of. Thank you

2  Thank Suchard12
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I am amazed at the number of places on this tiny island on which we live and which places have a vivid tale to tell about their history. So many villages on this tiny island could be on their own, the subject of an extensive...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Visiting the Peak District in bleak November - you soon realise that all the National Trust Halls and several visitor attractions are closed for business BUT Eyam Parish church is a lovely building, peaceful and OPEN! It has a very detailed series of panels telling...More

Thank John S
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