Orford Church

Orford Church

A Grade 1 Listed building, Orford Church's grandeur demonstrates the importance this thriving seaport once had, before the shingle spit of Orford Ness separated the town from the sea.

St Bartholomew's is regularly used for concert performances and recitals and many of Benjamin Britten's works were first heard here, including Noye's Fludde, based on the Chester miracle play, and the three one-act parables. A statue inside the church depicting Noah receiving the olive branch from the dove commemorates this event.

At the east end are the still-splendid Norman remains, all that is left of the original chancel.

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