About The Church
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In Simon Knott's excellent website suffolkchurches.co.uk he describes it:
Our Lady Immaculate and St Edmund is probably the most remote Catholic church in all of East Anglia... The lanes narrowed between high hedges, and the hills steepened. I had come this way from Ipswich, via the Dedham Vale, collecting churches for the 2002 Suffolk Historic Churches bike ride... It was as if the 21st century had fallen away behind me. Here, there was nothing but birdsong, and the humming of insects.Occasionally, another church-chasing cyclist would hurtle past, waving merrily. I didn't see a car for half an hour. Quite what would happen if two of them met in these thread-like lanes I've no idea - there's nowhere to pass. I climbed up around the secretive park of Giffords Hall. The hills and rough fields intensified - it was like being in Derbyshire. Blackberries in the lanes provided my lunch, along with half a bar of chocolate I found in the bottom of my rucksack.
Remoteness took on a new meaning as I approached a high hedged, neatly trimmed graveyard, with this secretive white brick building beyond it. Barn-like, boilings of shrubs hiding its arched windows, it could have been a domestic or agricultural building of some kind, if it were not for the ornate castellated porch. A house was attached on the other side, the fields falling away beyond, dotted with cautious sheep. There wasn't another building for half a mile.