The heritage on your doorstep
Angels and Pinnacles was born out of the need to spread the word about Suffolk’s magnificent heritage of parish churches – one in every community and over 230 Grade I listed and over 180 Grade II*.
Angels and Pinnacles was launched by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich in March 2012 as ‘a new way of discovering the heritage on your doorstep’. We started out with 24 churches in six clusters across Suffolk as part of a Heritage Lottery funded community project. It was so successful that the project has opened up to other churches that are willing to remain unlocked daily to welcome visitors. The message is that our parish churches are open to everyone of any faith or none.
Keep an eye on the website for extra churches to visit, adding a new dimension to your days out in Suffolk.
Highlights of Angels & Pinnacles
- Developing heritage walking and cycling trails in partnership with Discover Suffolk
- Discovering more about events in Suffolk churches
Taking part and discovering more
Angels & Pinnacles has now expanded to include many more open churches to discover on a day out or a short break in Suffolk. Anyone can take part because it is all about getting out and about in the countryside, a fun way for families to learn about the past, and a really amazing way to learn about our ancestors.