Aldeburgh Town Council

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Aldeburgh


The church tower dates from the 14th century, but much of the rest is 16th century, including the nave, north aisle and north chapel of 1525-1529; the south aisle and chapel 1534-1535; the south porch of 1539 and the chancel 1545. It was restored between 1870 and 1871 by Henry Perkin and again in 1891 by EF Bishop.


There is a memorial by Thomas Thurlow to George Crabbe the poet (d. 1832) and a monument to Lady Henrietta Vernon, d.1786. The church is most famous as being the burial place of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears; also buried in the churchyard are Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Joan Cross and Imogen Holst. Britten is also commemorated in a stained glass window by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens. The church also houses a memorial to Newson Garrett and his wife, the parents of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

Our Lady & St Peter Aldeburgh

15 The Terrace
IP15 5HJ

Phone 01728 452782

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Aldeburgh Baptist Church

153 High Street
IP15 5AN

Pastor: Terry Smith
(0)1394 385052

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