St Mary's Church, Redgrave, Suffolk

Address: Churchway, Redgrave, Diss, Suffolk, IP22 1RJ
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Open first Saturday of month: Dec to Mar from 10.00am to 12.00pm; Apr and May from 10.00am to 2.00pm; Jun to Sep from 10.00am to 4.00pm; Oct and Nov from 10.00am to 2.00pm
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A Gothic gem with tombs, statues and churchyard skulls

Five centuries of parishioners have worshipped at St Mary’s, a vast country church set in open fields.

Everything is on a grand scale: the east window is stunning, with glorious stained-glass images of saints and angels. The collection of hatchments and monuments is of national importance.

Tombs have life-size statues in elaborate 17th-century fashions and there are 13 hatchments – wood and canvas coats of arms – more than any other church in Suffolk.

The north-east brick vestry is a rare survival from the 16th-century, and a wander round the churchyard reveals many 18th-century gravestones, some with little carved skulls peeping over the top.

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Road directions

4 miles west of Diss, off B1113; 1 mile from village centre

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Diss (4 miles).

OS Reference No.

TM 057 782

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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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  1. Linda Petruccelli (04 Sep 2013, 00:14)

    I was at you church many years ago looking for family. Did find the grave of Harry and Ann Brewster. Looking for Ann mother, Harriet Revell. I have her death date as September 1940 age 79. She died in the districk of Hartismere in which you are part of there. Hope you will be able to help me.

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St Mary's Church, Redgrave, 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

Visitors with disabilities should be dropped off at the church entrance, otherwise the access is via a slope.

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.