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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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Lots of history

The church is in middle of village (not up a big hill like most in Derbyshire) it is open every day... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
lottie49
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Lovely old church and emotional churchyard.

The church is in a prominent position in Eyam. Inside and in the churchyard are the reminders of... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Graham B
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Raunds, 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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“celtic cross” (14 reviews)
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Church Street, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QH, England
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"grave stones"
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"beautiful building"
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"interesting features"
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"telling visitors"
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"english history"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 25 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 27 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

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I am amazed at the number of places on this tiny island on which we live and which places have a vivid tale to tell about their history. So many villages on this tiny island could be on their own, the subject of an extensive...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Visiting the Peak District in bleak November - you soon realise that all the National Trust Halls and several visitor attractions are closed for business BUT Eyam Parish church is a lovely building, peaceful and OPEN! It has a very detailed series of panels telling...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a very nice church which carries a lot of history. the story of how the villagers contained plague and avoided its spread was quite moving to read. After a visit to the church I strongly recommend a stroll through the churchyard to read...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visit some of the graves and see the stained glass window, short history of village loads of different books of interest as well

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The history is here with the plague window and Gravesend that tell some of the story. The pictures on the walls are beautiful don't see them very often. Definitely worth a look if you come here. Catherine's grave is near the celtic Cross.

1  Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This church is lovely with some beautiful windows. It is interesting too. One thing that concerned me was no guide inside the church.

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