St Michael's Church Framlingham

St Michael's Church Framlingham

St Michael's Church Framlingham
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
St Michael’s is the parish church for Framlingham, and we have close links to All Saints Saxtead, an adjoining parish,north west of our small historic market town. The two parishes have historical links dating back to medieval times and have been a combined benefice under the patronage of Pembroke College, Cambridge since the college was given the lands and the patronage of the living by Sir Robert Hitcham in the 17th century. We are an open & welcoming community. The church is normally open from 10am-4pm. There is a mix of services on Sundays please see our website for details. On the second Sunday there is Parish Communion with Junior Church. .Team meet to do children’s activities during part of the service. At 4pm on the third Sunday of every month we have Alive@4 in St Michael’s Rooms. This is fun, fellowship, bible stories, activities, crafts & high tea. Baby Cafe Friday morning term time.
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ShaunH290
London, UK2,295 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited Suffolk to see this mausoleum to the Howard Dukes of Norfolk. They had lost Thetford Priory after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, so this became their resting place until the 4th Duke moved his principal seat to Arundel in Sussex. So there are not many buried here. But the magnificent tomb of Henry Howard and Frances de Vere, a daughter of John de Vere, 15th Earl of Oxford, displaying the Howard (left) and De Vere (right) families’ coats of arms is worth seeing. Their two sons and three daughters kneel at the foot and the head respectively of the painted alabaster tomb, which was restored in the 1970s.

In addition, Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519–1536), an illegitimate son of Henry VIII by his mistress Elizabeth Blount, is also buried in the church in an ornate tomb. So Henry VIII knew that he could have sons!
Written 7 October 2023
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Richard S
Bracknell, UK618 contributions
Aug 2023
This large and wide building contains some beautiful tombs, also a historic pipe organ with pipes dating from the 18th century. The links to the USA are also documented, with Suffolk county associations. There is limited car parking at the church so be prepared to walk.
Written 8 August 2023
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CityBoy
Norwich, UK10 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We (2x adults 1x dog) took refuge from the heat and enjoyed this magnificent buildings history, wonderful tombs, it’s lovely wall paintings and also the welcome.
Do visit and enjoy its setting and beauty.
Written 18 July 2022
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Chris T
Swindon, UK46 contributions
Jun 2022
The church here demonstrates what an important place Framlingham once was. The tombs are of the Norfolk family, plus Henry VIII illegitimate son, also the one time owner of Framlingham Castle.
Written 26 June 2022
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Bill W
Brighton and Hove, UK9 contributions
Jul 2021
A lovely building, spacious, uncluttered. But how did they get away with the appalling new sanctuary furniture? it resembles bundles of firewood and is totally out or sympathy with the character of the building. it is easy to imagine a better setting for the Christian liturgy.
Written 24 December 2021
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Helen503775
Chelmsford, UK105 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is such a beautiful interesting Church, steeped in history over the centuries yet full of warmth .
Its here that we see the resting place of the Howard family, the most beautiful ornate tombs.
Lots of interesting items that have stood for centuries, if walls could talk what would they say?
I love that the Church provides plenty of information readily available to visitors.

There is a stunning painting at the altar called ‘The Glory’ painted around 1700 it is so beautiful and I found myself just drawn to its sparkling array of colours , it’s really worth seeing.

We visited after the castle , I’d totally recommend a visit to this beautiful Church.
Be sure to pick up a little ‘blessing card’ on your way out, what a nice touch to all that visit.

Thank you Church of St Michael
Written 19 September 2021
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Nigel B
Wakefield, UK924 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Many of the old Earls from the castle are buried here with monuments within the church. It is also interesting and beautiful in its own right.
Written 19 August 2020
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74alancurrie
Witham, UK29 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Incredibably important part of English and British history here. Jaw dropping to think that that a small twist of fate and it could be here lies an English king and England would look very differently indeed. Beautiful architecture with the most fantastic organ. Thank you for being open during these difficult times. My daughter bought a few of the lovely pot plants on the way out
Written 7 August 2020
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Chenin62
Gillingham, UK227 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
A stunning church with so much history & beautiful stained glass. The old organ is incredible - restored piece of history. The warden in attendance was very helpful & knowledgeable. Would like to return to take it in more.
Written 26 December 2019
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LJC1949
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Open and welcoming church just next to the market square. Although some features date from 12th century, the majority of the building is built in the perpendicular style with intricate fan tracery in the roof. For fans of poetry, the church holds the tomb of Henry Earl of Surrey, 'the Poetic Earl' who was beheaded for treason. A magnificent place well worth a visit.
Written 6 November 2019
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Thank you for your wonderful review and for encouraging others to visit St Michael’s Framlingham
Written 10 November 2019
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