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St. Mary's Church
Church Street

Inspire is financed by a generous grant from the Ann Beaumont Trust. It is a new education programme for the primary schools in Hadleigh, using the church building as a resource and stimulus for learning and inspiration. Our funding enables us to employ a qualified teacher for number of days a year to ensure that we can offer high quality teaching and learning experiences related to the curriculum. we offer a range of activities, trails and workshops to enhance the RE curriculum, as well as interactive ‘seasonal’ (Harvest, Christmas, Easter) experiences to compliment what is taught in our schools, Approximately 400 children have visited St Mary’s church at least once during the year to take part in INSPIRE activities.

Enquiries regarding Inspire should be made to Trish Pitt through the Benefice Office.


INSPIRE LEAFLET for 2015/16 see Downloads/General Information




in Hadleigh, Layham and Shelley

We wish you a joyful and blessed Christmas, 

and a happy and prosperous new year. 


Saturday 2 December 

10am-12.30pm St Mary’s Hadleigh Advent Quiet Morning 


Sunday 3 December 

3.30pm St Mary’s Hadleigh Christingle Family Picnic 


Saturday 9 December 

4pm All Saints’ Shelley Shelley Riding School Carol Service. 


Monday 11 December 

6.30pm St Mary’s Hadleigh St Joseph’s College Carol Service 


Saturday 16 December 

10am Hadleigh High Street Carol Singing at The Co-op 

7pm St Andrew’s Layham Carol Service 


Sunday 17 December 

4pm All Saints’ Shelley Carol Service 

6pm St Mary’s Hadleigh Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 


Monday 18 December 

2pm St Mary’s Hadleigh St Mary’s School Carol Service 


Tuesday 19 December 

11am The Row Chapel Carol Service 

2pm St Mary’s Hadleigh Hadleigh Community Primary School Carol Service 


Sunday 24 December CHRISTMAS EVE 

4pm Christingle and Crib Service St Andrew’s Layham 

4pm Crib Service St Mary’s Hadleigh 

11pm Midnight Mass St Mary’s Hadleigh 


Monday 25 December CHRISTMAS DAY 

8am Said Eucharist (BCP) St Mary’s Hadleigh 

9.15am Family Eucharist All Saints’ Shelley 

9.15am Family Communion St Andrew’s Layham 

10.45am Family Communion St Mary’s Hadleigh




2018 art exhibition



Finding Us

Parking  (shown in blue)

On street parking in the town is limited.

Off street parking (free but take a ticket) 

Parking in the Churchyard is very limited and is by permit from Benefice office only. - Disabled drop-off is by arrangement.


Public Transport

There are regular bus services between Hadleigh and Ipswich, Sudbury and Colchester and connections to the surrounding villages.

For up to date information on bus services go to the 'Suffolk On Board' website.