Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stonham Parva, Suffolk

Church Lane, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5JL
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Opening times:
Open Wednesdays to Sundays 10am to 4pm
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A medieval flintwork church

Spectacular and airy, this medieval flintwork church lies behind the village and beside the Old Hall, now a farm. The church has a tower with parapets accented with slender pinnacles. The nave and chancel are impressively high and inside the double hammerbeam nave roof is a splendid example of medieval craftsmanship.

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This church costs £8509 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

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

Stonham Parva Guide


  • Access information

    Church is located in a small village and there is on-road parking next to the churchyard. There is a small step into the church.

  • 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
    10 miles north of Ipswich off the A140. At Little Stonham follow Historic Church sign along Church Lane to church.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Stowmarket (6.9 miles) Needham Market (7.1 miles)

    Bus route numbers 110/460.

  • 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.

  • Community information

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