Church Directory

Remote and atmospheric despite the fact that it is known world-wide as the subject of a poem by T. S. Eliot. From the outside one sees a small and modest brick building. Note the date, 1714, on the obelisks above the gable. An intimate interior with woodwork of various dates all blending together. Note especially the late-medieval eagle lectern with an open beak once used to receive offerings and the early seventeenth-century brass Commandment tablets behind the altar.

1890 Methodist church. A large, striking Perpendicular Revival revival design in brick and dressed stone, designed by the Manea-born architect Josiah Gunton (1861-1930) of the London firm Gordon & Gunton, which specialised in chapels nationally (‘Nonconformist Places of Worship: Introduction to Heritage Assets’ Historic England 2016).

Follow these tips

  • Search for just one part of the town. For example “Downham” from Little Downham.
  • Search for just one part of the church name. For example “Leonard’ from St. Leonard’s.

See the video as an example.