St Peter’s Church

Theberton with Eastbridge, Suffolk

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Diana Quick

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Place of Worship
St Peter’s Church
About
An archetypical country church, with a pretty round tower and lovely thatched roof.
Location
Theberton with Eastbridge, Suffolk IP16 4SA
Denomination
Church of England
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Standing at the centre of a local community.

There are many churches that I appreciate in my part of East Suffolk - but my favourite church is St Peter’s in Theberton, which was first built in the 12th Century of knapped flint, the local material, as there is a dearth of stone in E England, and which retains a round tower, and a thatched roof. It has a simple and plain interior, though a small side chapel has been gaily restored with bright paintwork. The community has worked hard to raise funds for its preservation and restoration, and I am glad to say this has made the villages of Theberton and Eastbridge draw together with a strong sense of community. There is a small and tranquil churchyard around it, and for me it is the essence of the English country church, still standing at the centre of a local community.

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