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St Margaret's Church, Ipswich
St Margaret's Church, Ipswich
Ipswich - Church of St Margaret.jpg
St Margaret's Church as seen from St Margaret's Green
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OS grid reference TM 166 441
Location Ipswich, Suffolk
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Margaret's Church, Ipswich
Founded c.1300
Dedication St Margaret of Antioch
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 19 December 1951
Architectural type Church
Style Perpendicular Gothic
Materials Flint with stone dressings

St Margaret's Church is a medieval church in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. It was built in around 1300 by the Augustinian canons of the adjacent Priory of the Holy Trinity to cater for the increasing population. The building and much of the congregation was located just outside the ramparts to the north of medieval Ipswich.

The building dates from the 15th century, but the tower was rebuilt in the 19th century.

Architectural features


The hammerbeam roof dates from the fifteenth century, but a number of paintings were added in the late seventeenth century following the Glorious Revolution.

Church organ

The organ was bought in 1981. It had previously been installed in Holy Trinity Church, Bedford, but this church had become redundant in 1974. It was originally installed J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd in 1859. The organ was originally tuned to the Old Philharmonic pitch (A452.5). However this was deflated to the current ISO 16 Stuttgart pitch when the organ was cleaned and repaired in 2012–3.



The Simeon Trustees have held the patronage of St Margaret's for a number of years. In 1867 they appointed Samuel Garratt as minister of the church.


The following people were incumbents of St Margarets since the abolition of the Priory of the Holy Trinity until 1994.

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