St Mary's Church, Rickinghall Superior, Suffolk

Rickinghall Superior, Diss, Suffolk, IP22 1EZ
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Opening times:
Open Weekends 11am to 4pm
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Glass memorial to a missionary

This handsome church has a fourteenth-century three-stage tower and chancel, a broad fifteenth-century nave, with magnificent Perpendicular windows, and beautiful Victorian stained glass. One pane of glass shows Samuel Speare, an altar boy at St Mary's, who became a missionary aged 15 in Zanzibar. Having survived terrible conditions in East Africa, Samuel died in Lincolnshire three months after his return aged only 20.

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This church costs £1,567 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

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

Rickinghall Guide


  • Access information
    Parking on grass verge next to churchyard. There is an uneven grass path across the churchyard to the church. There is a step into the church.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, this church has natural lighting only. There is no heating, running water or toilet facilities.
  • Directions
    7 miles south-west of Diss off the A143. At the junction with the B1113 follow Historic Church sign to church.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Diss (6.1 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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 we care for in Suffolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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