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From: "John Barbrook" <>
Subject: [Ess] Church Crawlers delight - 11 JUly - Ipswich
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 21:43:29 +0100
Hi Church crawlers
For those of you who cant resist pushing on the door of a country (or town)
church for a look round when you are passing, you may like to note that
Clive Paine (broadcaster, lecturer, author, historian - of some repute) is
spending an evening at St Mary at Stoke Church, Stoke Street, Ipswich on
Friday evening 11 July starting at 7.00 pm talking about The Church on
Stoke Hill. For researchers, a few FH publications will also be laying
around to look at, together with a fascinating storyboard display of Stoke
history by the Over Stoke History Group. They will also have a variety of
local history publications on sale.
St Marys is one of the only two Grade 1 Anglican Churches in Ipswich not
especially on account of its beauty (like St Margarets) but because of its
provenance being the only Ipswich church to have had the Midas touch of
William Butterfield, the genius gothic revival church architect of the
Victorian era. He was commissioned to design and build a very large
extension to the church in 1870 which could cope with the local population
explosion due to the arrival of the railway in the parish.
Amongst his masterpieces are Perth cathedral and the Cathedral of the Isles
on Great Cumbrae in Scotland, and cathedrals in Adelaide, Melbourne, Bombay,
and Fredericton in Canada not to mention substantial parts of The Rugby
School, Bailiol and Keble Colleges Oxford, and a number of magnificent
churches in London in addition to the many hundreds of other churches
across the land (including Suffolk & Essex) where he did restoration
All the proceeds from the evening (£5 at the door which includes a glass of
wine) will go towards church maintenance.
For any further details, please contact me off list.
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