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The 13th century font is made of Barnack stone, with the square bowl set upon 5 pillars.
The wooden cover incorporates fragments of medieval carving.
Outside is a statue of Sudbury's most famous son, painter Thomas Gainsborough.
We and our local partners, the Friends of St Peter’s, are working to develop this magnificent Grade I church into a vibrant and welcoming cultural centre for the people of Sudbury.
The idea is to obtain a booklet from the tourist offices and then mark off the bronzes as you proceed around the town, returning to get your stamp of completion when you have seen them all.
The town hall houses a general display and information about the towns past and the town gaol provides inspiration for the first bronze marker.
The result of this and later Victorian refurbishment is that the interior of St Peter's looks like a 19th century church, belying the building's great age.
In the following century the church was enlarged, the striking west tower built, and clerestory windows added.
The 15th century century additions came at a time when the Suffolk wool trade was at its height, and local wool merchants poured their considerable wealth into the church.
The south door is 15th century, and though it is very work you can see its original detailed carving.
Just inside the door is a 1636 pillar alms-box, and nearby is the parish bier, made in the late 16th century.