Full Name & Address

St Mary's Church
The Street, Bawdsey
Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3AH



Brief Description of Place of Worship.

St Mary's is a medieval church of great character and charm, which demonstrates its chronology in a most graphic and impressive way (EH Report). The oldest parts of the Nave date from 1210 and the Tower from 1320. It has an historic Joseph Hart organ and the Quilters (who built Bawdsey Manor) have a family tomb in the Churchyard.

Opening Arrangements

St Mary's is open everyday of the year.
It is open at least from 9am till 5pm in Winter
and at least from 8am to 8pm in Summer.

Location / Directions
a. Description of location and directions.

b. Nearest Railway Station
c. Bus Route?

a - Bawdsey is a small village, approximately 7 miles (11km) south-east of Melton on the B1083 road. The church is situated in the centre of the village, about half a mile (1km) from the sea.
(National Grid Ref. TM 346401.)
b - Melton Station, 7 miles away
c - A Dial-A-Ride bus operates to the Bawdsey area. It can pick up at Woodbridge or Melton Station by phoning Wilford Demand Responsive Transport - 0845 604 1802, at least a day in advance.

a. Is car parking available?
b. How many spaces?

c. Is parking close?

d. Other parking info.

a = Yes
b = 2 disabled spaces in churchyard, 10 normal spaces in War Memorial Ground opposite.
c = Disabled spaces are adjacent to building, others spaces are about 100 yds, across the road and through the Churchyard.
d = All parking is free.

Is church accessible by:
a. Wheelchairs

b. Guide Dogs

a1 = Partial access
a2 = All parts accessible except the far east end of the chancel.
b = Yes - Guide Dogs permitted.

a. Is there a lavatory?

b. Lavatory for disabled?

a = No (although access to the Toilets at the Village Hall can be arranged.)
b = The Village Hall has a Toilet for the Disabled.