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St Mary le Tower

It was in the churchyard of St Mary that the town charter was written in 1200.

Ipswich, Suffolk

Opening times

Open 9.15am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.


Tower Street

Although medieval, the church mostly dates from 1860-70 whenit was rebuilt by Richard Phipson. Rebuilding was funded by George Bacon, a banker and philanthropist. 

There are fine brasses in the chancel floor, a brass memorial to a previous vicar, Revd Douglas-Hamilton and the tower was the first in Suffolk to houses a peal of 12 bells.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St Peter by the Waterfront

Ipswich, Suffolk

St Peter’s is mentioned in the Domesday Survey in 1086, suggesting that there was a church on this site then.