All Saints' Church, Wordwell, Suffolk

Address: Wordwell, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6UN
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Open daily from April to October; at other times keyholder nearby  
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Be seated on grotesque carvings

Although restored by the Victorians between 1857-1866, All Saints still contains stone carvings and a chancel arch from Norman times.

The 15th-century benches have beautiful carvings – look for the back panel filled with grotesque creatures, some with human heads.

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Road directions

6 miles north of Bury St Edmunds, on B1106

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Bury St Edmunds (4.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 828 720

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

 

PDF iconA walk round guide for All Saints' Church, Wordwell (PDF, 1.2mb)

This short, full colour walk round guide contains a floor plan of the church and highlights of things to see during your visit. You can purchase a printed copy of this from the church (50p) or download in advance (free/optional donation).

PDF iconSuffolk County Guide (PDF, 4.75mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Suffolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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All Saints' Church, Wordwell, Suffolk

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Hard paths around the tower.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.