Suffolk’s stained glass rated top in the country by church tourism website
Tuesday 30th October 2018
According to research by church tourism website Explorechurches.org, Suffolk is the top county in England to visit for its variety of coloured glass. Analysis of 2,000 churches by The National Churches Trust, which runs the website, found 72% of Suffolk’s churches – the highest proportion in the country – were recognised for the people they depict, the stories they tell and their famous designers.
The Rt Rev Martin Seeley, Bishop of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese, said: “One of the great joys of being the bishop is that as I travel round the county I see again and again how beautiful our churches are, and I am delighted they receive so many visitors. The stained glass is stunning in many of our churches, and so too the furnishings and monuments, not to mention the architecture that creates so many spaces that are both awe-inspiring and comforting. I am grateful to the unsung heroes who keep our churches beautiful - and open.”
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Picture: the stained glass created in memory of Hugh Weller-Poley at Holy Trinity Church in Boxted Picture: EXPLORECHURCHES.ORG