Situated in Bungay Town Centre, St Mary’s is a stunning church with some wonderful features. It also has a very interesting history that includes a tale about a legendary beast…
Together with The Church Conservation Trust, the Friends of St Mary’s Church care for the church, organising community events and raising funds for the building’s upkeep.
St Mary’s Church is a unique and atmospheric venue that is available to hire for meetings, exhibitions, concerts, plays, etc. For more information, please see our ‘Hire The Church‘ page.
Our aim as the Friend’s of St Mary’s Church is to keep alive this redundant church, making it a focal point for the community in Bungay.
Events such as regular talks and exhibitions help raise much-needed funds for the church too, as well as enabling more people to experience what a unique and lovely building St Mary’s is.
The distinctive, lofty tower of this grand church is a landmark for miles along the Waveney Valley, which divides the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk and is the focal point of the market town of Bungay.
The present church of St Mary is the parochial nave, aisles and tower of the priory church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Cross, built for an order of Benedictine nuns. It replaced an earlier Saxon church on the same site which was one of 5 churches in Bungay mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086.