Angels and Pinnacles helps you discover Suffolk’s magnificent medieval churches, among the finest in Europe.
Some of the most spectacular churches are near the heritage coast and include Blythburgh, the ‘Cathedral of the Marshes’ and Orford St Bartholomew – the church that Benjamin Britten loved - with its powerful sculpture by Lilian Yauner marking the 50th anniversary of the Aldeburgh Festival.
Not far away is the famous angel roof of Huntingfield St Mary, painted in dazzling colours by a Victorian vicar’s wife. Seeing is believing.
In and around the beautiful River Deben, there are stunning churches to explore including Woodbridge St Mary with its exquisite flintwork and towering battlements, and Ramsholt, a centuries old seamark church with hauntingly beautiful river views. A nearby walking trail includes Hollesley church where you can spend a happy afternoon studying the curious wooden depictions of Aesops Fables on the pew ends.
Churches bring history to life and children find them one big adventure.
Angels & Pinnacles churches are open every day from approximately 10am-4pm but times may vary to take account of services, including weddings, baptisms and funerals. There is no charge but volunteers really appreciate donations towards running costs.
Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)