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Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence

Church Street, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QH, England
+44 1433 630930
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Really interesting

The displays about the villages history really capture the detail. The maps available for a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrsCapable
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Anglo-Saxon cross & sundial clock

Visited briefly whilst having a look round Eyam. Had a quick peak inside the church but there was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen B
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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A Place, A People and A Passion Eyam is a place of pilgrimage where Christians have worshipped for 1,000 years and is currently the destination of the Peak Pilgrimage walk (please see website). The church building displays the inspirational story of the historical reality of the plague in 1665-66 and a community willingly sacrificing themselves for the sake of others. This continues to motivate the church family that meets in Eyam to this day. It also bears witness to another act of great sacrifice: the Christian message that God so loved his world that he gave his son Jesus Christ to die upon the cross. [Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)] This is a historic church with much to see. Enjoy the murals of the tribes of Israel, the plague window, the plague register, Mompesson’s pulpit and chair, the Saxon font, sundial, Celtic Cross, graveyard and many other features. Nevertheless Eyam Church is not a museum looking to the past but a living, vibrant and modern worshipping church community where God is active today. It is a church of all ages, looking to serve the God of the Bible on Sundays and during the week. It has a strong commitment to youth work and families; a church with a heart for God and a heart for our community. The church is open daily and has a book and information stall. School trips by prior arrangement.
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Church Street, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QH, England
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"stained glass"
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"grave stones"
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"beautiful building"
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"lovely village"
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"telling visitors"
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"interesting features"
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"english history"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays about the villages history really capture the detail. The maps available for a small contribution take you on a lovely walk around the village where you really get a sense of the courage and sacrifice the village made. Well worth a trip.

Thank MrsCapable
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited briefly whilst having a look round Eyam. Had a quick peak inside the church but there was a school group in there. On the outside wall of the church is an amazing sundial clock and in the graveyard an Anglo-Saxon cross dating back to...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Parish Church of St. Lawrence in Eyam in early May, which dates back to Saxon times. It also played a key role in the Plague that forced the Villagers to cut themselves off to prevent the disease from spreading....More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

A beautiful church with a lot of history attached. We were able to sit and soak up the atmosphere. Highly reccommended

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This church has a wealth of information on the unique history of the village. In our opinion a must see for visitors to the village. A year ago I gave a negative feedback on tripadvisor because of the large number of ‘thou shalt not’ signs...More

1  Thank 1949etwall
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Th village of Eyam is known for the plague hundreds of years ago. This is a marvellous church in the centre of the village where the book of deceased from the plague can still be viewed. It’s a lovely special spot and a great place...More

Thank Zoe M
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The church is in middle of village (not up a big hill like most in Derbyshire) it is open every day and well worth a visit. It has really old font not particuly pretty one but ancient. The story of the plague is told and...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

The church is in a prominent position in Eyam. Inside and in the churchyard are the reminders of the plague and the sacrifices that were made to protect others. "Life is hard and then we die"

1  Thank Graham B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Almost like a step back in time as i walked around the grave yard reading some of them trying to imagine what this church and village actually went through. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

What a fun occasion to enjoy the day before Christmas. Very enjoyable, some of the worst jokes I’ve ever enjoyed and manic to be proud of. Thank you

2  Thank Suchard12
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