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205jeanniem wrote a review Sep 2018
United Kingdom205 contributions39 helpful votes
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We have lived in Ipswich for over 30 years yet this was our first visit. A beautiful church dating back to medieval times. The font as you go in is 14th century. The church is now used for exhibitions and music concerts. At the time of writing it is holding and displaying the amazing Ipswich Charter Hangings. A series of embroidered hangings showing the development of Ipswich through the centuries. A real labour of love and very hard work over three years. Outstanding quality. Well worth seeing before it moves. You can buy postcards of the hangings. Volunteers are in the church to show different aspects. Booklets are for sale about the area and interesting historical things. A REAL MUST if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Thank you for the lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and in particular the Ipswich Charter Hangings. The hangings have been on permanent display since we opened back in 2008 so there's plenty of time for everyone to pop in to have a look at them!
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Richard G wrote a review Jul 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom575 contributions204 helpful votes
I have wondered in here a couple of times on my way for lunch, both times when craft fairs were on. Picked up a couple of nice bits at the fairs but the building itself is pretty interesting with lots of fascinating info and history.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront
Responded 17 Jul 2018
Glad you were able to pick up some nice things from our crafters when you visited. The building is indeed full of fascinating details about the building itself and the local area, we're happy you enjoyed your visit!
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rachey6464 wrote a review Aug 2017
Ipswich, United Kingdom481 contributions100 helpful votes
Although not an official place of worship anymore. I never realised this is such a beautiful church! Came in here due to the Saints beer and cudef fest and was amazed at the beautiful carvings and large glass stained window, unusual shaped font and wooden floor. Ideal place to have this beer and cider tasting tho I'm sure not all would agree. Heritage of our town is something I need to take in more. I'm happy to see that this is still open and used by the public if not for the purpose it was built for.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront
Responded 25 Aug 2017
Glad you enjoyed the Beer & Cider Festival and the beauty of St Peter's. We hope you can visit again either to find out more about the history of the building and the local area or to sample more great beers, ciders or wines at one of the future festivals!
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Martha S wrote a review Jul 2017
Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom8 contributions12 helpful votes
It is free to view the Ipswich Charter Hangings here. If you like modern tapestries these are outstanding and some of the best I have ever seen. They also introduce the long and interesting history of Ipswich and the river Orwell in a very accessible and informative way.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront
Responded 4 Jul 2017
We're glad you enjoyed viewing the Ipswich Charter Hangings. We think they are a great asset to Ipswich and are very proud to be the home to them, giving everyone a chance to see such great craftsmanship and a visual insight into how Ipswich has progressed through the years.
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mgsnorwich wrote a review Jun 2017
Norwich, United Kingdom1,004 contributions454 helpful votes
Set back just from the Marina and quayside this medieval church is well worth a 20 minute visit. It is the mariners' church from the days when Ipswich was a major indutral shipping port and there are artifacts from that period. There are also a group of woven tableaux depicting Ipswich through the centuries. The stained glass at the east end is striking and the Church doubles up as a music venue
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront
Responded 24 Jun 2017
We're glad you enjoyed your visit to St Peter's and the great displays, in particular the Ipswich Charter Hangings which you mention. We hope that you pop in again, maybe for one of the great music events that take place throughout the year.
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