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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Mendlesham
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52°14′59″N 1°4′59″E / 52.24972°N 1.08306°E / 52.24972; 1.08306
Location Church Road, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5SF
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Previous denomination Roman Catholic Church
Churchmanship Traditional Anglo-Catholic
Status Active
Dedication St Mary the Virgin
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Designated 29 July 1955
Parish Mendlesham
Deanery Stowmarket
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Ipswich
Diocese Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

The Church of St Mary the Virgin is a Church of England parish church in Mendlesham, Suffolk. The church is a grade I listed building.


The earliest parts of the church are Medieval in date. The aisles have original doorways dating to the 13th century. The chancel dates to the 14th century. The square tower dates to the 15th century. The church was restored from 1864 to 1866.

On 29 July 1955, the church was designated a grade I listed building.

Present day

The parish of Mendlesham is part of the Archdeaconry of Ipswich in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

The church stands in the Traditional Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England. As the parish rejects the ordination of women, it receives alternative episcopal oversight from the Bishop of Richborough (currently Norman Banks).

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