The earliest parts of the Church of All Saints’ date from the early 14th century, and were probably a rebuilding of an earlier church on the same site. The church has been maintained, beautified and handed down through many generations, and is regularly used today.
Regular services are held here and the church is available for baptisms, weddings and funerals.
The beautiful octagonal stone font dates from the 14th century, and the church is home to several fine monuments.
The chancel wagon roof is embellished with fascinating medieval carvings. These carvings are extremely rare, some are possibly unique, and depict ordinary people, animals and mythical creatures.
As a result of the interest generated by our exhibition of photographs, there is now a book detailing all the carvings, together with some fascinating information about these important medieval features. See https://gazeleychurch.org/men-myths-and-monsters/
for information about how to purchase.
For a detailed account of the church building , see http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/gazeley.htm
The church is open for private prayer every day.
The Tenor bell is ringing again after more than 70 years
Many of you will recently have heard the very welcome sound of the tenor bell being chimed from the church tower in Gazeley. It is over 70 years since this particular bell has sounded and indeed the bells and the wheels and frames that support them are in such poor condition that it is over 12 since any of them have been capable of being rung. The fact that one has now been brought back into regular use is thanks entirely to the generous and expert work of volunteers from the Suffolk Guild of Ringers and we are extremely grateful for their assistance.