Church of St Mary, Mendlesham facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChurch of St Mary the Virgin, Mendlesham
|Location||Church Road, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5SF|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Previous denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Dedication||St Mary the Virgin|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed|
|Designated||29 July 1955|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Ipswich|
|Diocese||Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich|
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.
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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