St Peter's Church, Claydon, Suffolk

Church Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0EQ
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Opening times:
Open everyday (except Mondays) 11am to 3pm.
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Saxon church with wonderful views over the Gipping Valley

On a commanding site above the Gipping Valley, St Peter's was commissioned by eccentric High Church rector, George Drury. It is stunning, full of vibrant stained glass and extravagant carvings. Drury himself was responsible for the design of the stained glass in the east and west windows and he may also have carved some of the stonework. The surviving nineteenth-century fittings are all of high quality and also bear the stamp of Father Drury's personality.

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This church costs £1,250 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

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

Claydon Guide


  • Access information
    There is a layby opposite the church for parking. Concrete path to the church door. There are some steps into church.
  • Facilities & Hire

    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, this church it lit by natural daylight only. There is no heating, running water or toilet facilities.

  • Directions
    4 miles north-west of Ipswich, from A14 junction 52 via Old Ipswich Road to Claydon. Follow Historic Church sign in Claydon along Claydon Church Lane. Parking area opposite access to church.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Westerfield (2.7 miles), Ipswich (3.9 miles).

    Bus route numbers 18A/414/988.

  • 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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