Great Waldingfield – St Lawrence

About this churchyard

St. Lawrence Churchyard has been recognised by Suffolk Wildlife Trust as a special site, significant for local wildlife.  The grassland of the churchyard is allowed to grow to it’s full height in the summer with wide paths cut through the sward that includes hedge and lady’s bedstraw, meadow cranesbill, black knapweed and wild marjoram.

The church also has swift nest boxes in the tower and barn owl boxes in the churchyard. In a previous year three barn owl owlets were ringed and  registered.

The are bats visiting the church on a regular basis such long eared brown bats, pipistrelle and soprano pipistrelle.

There is very active badger site in Old School Wood which visit the churchyard regularly.

Gt Waldingfield churchyard survey 2021

Key Features
  • Great for fungi
  • Wildflower Area
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection
  • Lovely lychgate
  • Lichen haven
  • Good accessibility



Great Waldingfield
Suffolk. CO10 0TJ
Visitor Information
Opening Times

The churchyard is always open, the church building is open during the day.

Contact details

Christopher Francis Tel 07834602553


The churchyard is mostly level.  There is a surfaced path from the lychgate up to the church door.  There are cut grass paths around the rest of the churchyard.


There is an accessible toilet in the church.


There is a seat 4 metres along the path from the lychgate

Parking & Transport

There is room for three carefully parked cars by the lychgate and roadside parking beyond that.


There are a variety of places to eat in Sudbury (10 mins drive).

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