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Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul

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A wool church in Suffolk

Clare church is one of the wool churches in Suffolk. It is hard to compete with the glories of Long... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Durham, United Kingdom
Lovely welcome

We had a lovely welcome when we tried out the local church for the first time, heard a heartfelt... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Rachel M
Clare, United Kingdom
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25 Sep 2018
“A wool church in Suffolk”
12 Aug 2018
“Lovely welcome”
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Clare church is one of the wool churches in Suffolk. It is hard to compete with the glories of Long Melford and Lavenham, which are like cathedrals in scale, but it is certainly a wonderful building to visit, light and characterful. By the way, Kersey...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had a lovely welcome when we tried out the local church for the first time, heard a heartfelt sermon and to top it all when they found out we were music readers they invited us to participate in their one-off Evensong that evening. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

there is something about any local church they're great. they cover so much history they are always so peaceful and this church is no different well worth a visit to see the fabric of a town

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Tom P
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Obviously well cared for, large church. "Honesty box" traidcraft and other cards and souvenirs available. Very interesting to look round, with a simple guide sheet available near the entrance

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A small village with a parish church of "cathedral like " proportions. Like so many other East Anglian churches they were built with the profits of the medieval wool trade. In those days it was accepted by the wealthy merchants hat the bigger and higher...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Derek V
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A real gem of a church. Very light and airy with beautiful stained glass windows, traditional pews and a peaceful atmosphere. The volunteers I met there were helpful and friendly and the Easter Sunday service I attended was welcoming and joyful. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Addison182
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A real gem so beautiful and everyone we've visited we been made to feel so welcome an learnt about local history

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JulieDon67
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Right in the middle of the village lovely stained glass we were lucky and visited as the Christmas market and fair were opening but well worth a visit at any tme

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a very impressive parish church set in the centre of the old part of Clare. The church is well cared for and in very good order. There are lots of very interesting historic things to look at and enjoy in the church. It...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank copletuna
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We took friends on a tour of Suffolk villages and started with Clare. They all have imposing "wool churches" built by rich wool merchants around the 15th - 16th centuries. This one in Clare is no exception. It is very attractive and very large for...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Diane H
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