There was a church here in 1200 but this church is completely Victorian. As usual with town churches it's difficult to get a photo of the whole thing.
This is the reason for this church being in the 100 treasures book. It's the memorial for William Smart who was MP for Ipswich when he died in 1599. The memorial is an oil painting on wood showing a panorama of Ipswich at the time and the words are an Acrostic of what can be seen each starting with the letters in WILLIAM SMART. Because all the lights were on I couldn't get a head on photo as there was too much reflection.
Visible landmarks include 8 churches, a monastery, a mill and the river.
View down this wide church to the altar
Beautiful stained glass everywhere so I don't know why I only took one photo. You can see all the other windows in their glory HERE.
There are angels and saints on the choir stalls
There is a grand gilded altar piece dating from 1895
On columns are wrought iron stands to hold the Mayors mace and sword during a service
It was good to be able to visit and see what was here as usually the gates are locked so you can't even get into the churchyard.