On 11th April 2017, I started a project to play my cello in all of Suffolk’s approximately 500 medieval churches. On 4th September 2021 I completed this project with a concert in St Bartholomew’s church, Orford – church no. 504, plus 7 additional historic churches and chapels!
During my project I have written about every church, which has been as much, if not more, of a challenge than playing in all of them! I have not attempted to cover all the architectural or historical aspects of every church or village; I am not qualified for such a job, and it has been carried out skilfully by many others. Rather, these are personal accounts covering impressions, reflections, chance happenings, encounters with strangers and music-making acquaintances and friends.
You can read the introduction to my project here to discover how and why it began, and read the latest Suffolk church blogs here. Alternatively, if you would like to read them in order, every instalment after the introduction is numbered: Suffolk churches 1; Suffolk churches 2; etc followed by the names of the churches contained in that instalment.
If you would like to find a particular church to see if I have visited yet, please use the search box on the right-hand side of this page, or in the top right-hand corner of any page of the website. (Please be aware that my most recent church visits may not appear yet).
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