Welcome to the Suffolk Church Guides Collection. To find the one of interest to you enter the name of the church &/or of the village/ town (or the postcode) in the ‘search bar’. Where there is more than one church or chapel in the town or village (or postcode) you will get a choice of which to look at.
This project would have been impossible without the assistance of four great church scholars : Simon Knott who for years has biked across Suffolk with camera & notepad to create an informative & insightful personal perspective on each & every church in Suffolk on his website ‘The Suffolk Churches Site’ http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/ , and who has generously allowed us to link across to his accounts. John Vigar who is famous across England for his church tours & lectures https://www.johnevigar.com/ and who most kindly allowed us to access & post his pdf library of Suffolk church guides. Lay Canon Roy Tricker the author of a great number of the church guides and one of our Vice Presidents who has not only given his copyright permission to post his guides but also lent us his unique library of Suffolk Church Guides which has enabled us to find & post many of the guides missing from our catalogue. And Clive Paine another prolific church guide writer and again one of our Vice Presidents who has given his copyright permission to post his guides. We would also like to thank all the churches & chapels who generously sent in Guides to us.
Last but not least we must thank Lynda Aldred one of Suffolk’s redoubtable band of Church Recorders who volunteered to co-invent and act as the manager of the project without whose tireless work this dream would never have been realised.
Geoffrey Probert September 2023 Chairman SHCT
If you know of a Guide that you can see is not yet in this ‘on line’ collection -for instance a more up to date Guide- do please get in touch with our volunteer at Suffolkchurchguides@gmail.com who can advise on how to most helpfully send it to us. We would be so grateful as our objective is to collect whatever guides have been written about Suffolk’s 506 churches and 200 Chapels.