Church of St Mary-at-the-Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk

Foundation Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1BZ
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Open 10am to 3pm Monday to Thursday
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The church, which is cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust, was until June 2020 under the tenancy of Suffolk Mind. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown, the decision was made by Suffolk Mind not to reopen.   River Church have reopened the Church with community and wellbeing at the heart of their vision and the church is available for hire and community.

The history of St Mary's

This medieval church lies next to Ipswich's regenerated quayside. It was built, or perhaps rebuilt, between 1450 and 1550. Elegant Perpendicular windows bathe the interior - and its handsome arcades - with light. The wonderful Medieval double hammerbeam roof in the nave (one of the earliest of its type) has carved figures of apostles, other worthies and less formal images in the spandrels. There is also a handsome octagonal fifteenth-century font.

Please click here for a free audio tour

Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

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