St Edmunds is indeed a rich treasure trove of a church. In the Lady Chapel there are some surviving medieval benches and the only brass to remain from the same period. In the South Aisle is an Elizabethan Communion Table, which is a great rarity to find.
View from the town of the church tower
Southwold Jack is one to spot inside! He was originally designed to strike a bell at the hours and quarters in connection with the mechanism of a clock. Apart from his sword Jack’s accoutrements date from the time of the Wars of the Roses. He has a “younger nephew” at Blythburgh Church. Jack still rings his bell at the start of a service.
And at last a final photo of this wonderful church.
To appreciate Southwold I thought I would add a few photos of the town itself. I recommend the water driven clock and the cake shop both on the Pier, the fish and chips by the beach, the little shop Gone Crabbing, and the wonderful second-hand shop tucked away off the back streets. Wander, and enjoy! The beach huts rarely come up for sale, but when they do…they cost the price of a small house.