St Thomas a Becket

A 15th century Grade I town church set back from the city streets.

About this church

It has a lovely timber roof with demi figures of angels. The most notable feature is the 'doom' painting over the chancel arch showing the Last Judgement.

Key Features

  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

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