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Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Eyam
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A Place, A People and A Passion Eyam is a place of pilgrimage where Christians have worshipped for 1,000 years and is currently the destination of the Peak Pilgrimage walk (please see website). The church building displays the inspirational story of the historical reality of the plague in 1665-66 and a community willingly sacrificing themselves for the sake of others. This continues to motivate the church family that meets in Eyam to this day. It also bears witness to another act of great sacrifice: the Christian message that God so loved his world that he gave his son Jesus Christ to die upon the cross. [Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)] This is a historic church with much to see. Enjoy the murals of the tribes of Israel, the plague window, the plague register, Mompesson’s pulpit and chair, the Saxon font, sundial, Celtic Cross, graveyard and many other features. Nevertheless Eyam Church is not a museum looking to the past but a living, vibrant and modern worshipping church community where God is active today. It is a church of all ages, looking to serve the God of the Bible on Sundays and during the week. It has a strong commitment to youth work and families; a church with a heart for God and a heart for our community. The church is open daily and has a book and information stall. School trips by prior arrangement.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Small church, large graveyard, church has the famous stain glass plague window, beautiful in a sad way. In the graveyard a memorial to the fallen of Eyam during World War One. Beautiful, sad but poignant, worth a visit

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

No visit to this part of Derbyshire is complete without seeing this quiet little village whose past is well known for the heroism of its parishioners during the plague. It was moving to sit in the pews and watch the informative video telling visitors about the important role the local church played in organising the community in those dark days. It was sad to see the plastic buckets by the door, set out to catch the rain. If you do go, please drop your spare change or more if you can, to help the local community to preserve this important the little church. It was very moving and a quiet change from the excitement of a holiday.

1  Thank GMMelbourne
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

A good section with information about the plague which devastated the village in the 1600s.
A quaint church with impressive architecture and an unusually large graveyard.

Thank Njames2000
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Well worth popping in to take a look around the church and the graveyard. The old Saxon cross is very well preserved and the rectors wife's grave is not far from the Saxon cross with the chains round it. In the church the stained glass window is worth seeing and also the names of all who perished in the plague.

Thank AliceNchains
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Lovely stained glass window depicting the plague. Also an illustrated roll of the names of the victims of the plague. The walls have had some medieval (?) Paintings uncovered.

Thank Caltours
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