If you’ve never stepped inside St Mary’s or wandered around its peaceful churchyard paths, you’d be amazed at the fascinating stories hidden in its past. Perched on the corner of the Market Place, it has witnessed all kinds of curious and dramatic events in the life of the town and some of them even took place within its walls!
Who was George Hopper and why did his burial cause such a kerfuffle for over 30 years?
Why is there a boar carved on a stone outside a window and is that really a king’s head on the huge arch inside?
What might be the answer to the mysterious symbols carved on St Mary’s huge black marble font?
What connection does St Mary’s have to the iconic Sutton Hoo helmet?
We’re sharing our favourite 12 Things to See at St Mary’s – we wonder which is your favourite!