All Saints' Church, Little Wenham, Suffolk

Little Wenham, Ipswich, Suffolk, CO7 6PU
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open daily 10am to 4pm
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One of Suffolk's best-kept secrets

This thirteenth-century flint church, with a Tudor brick-topped tower, is hidden away up a track past one of the oldest houses in England. Behind the altar the walls are alive with medieval paintings - pick out St Margaret with her dragon and St Catherine with her wheel.

The saints are elegant and almost ghostlike, with strange blackened faces from the chemical alteration of the paint over time.. There are also wall plaques to the local Brewse family - one with the doll-sized figure of John Brewse, kneeling in eternal prayer. 

Please click here for a free audio tour

This church costs £1,657 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

A contribution can also be made by texting "LWE" to 70970 to donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10.  Thank you.

Little Wenham Guide


  • Access information
    Steep steps up to churchyard with handrail. There is an uneven grass path across the churchyard. There are steps to enter the church. Parking is available at the base of the steps
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, this church has natural lighting only, and there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities. 
  • Directions
    7 miles south west of Ipswich off A12 turn off at exit 32a to Capel St. Mary and Great Wenham; continue over roundabout onto The Street and continue onto Mill Hill; turn left at Brook Lane. Follow Historic Church sign along Gipsy Row and continue on track to the church. Barrier will open 8:30am-6:30pm.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Manningtree (4.7 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    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.

    Suffolk County Guide 2012

    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.

  • Community information

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