Hadleigh, Layham & Shelley Benefice

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Your Wedding Day


This is allowed, but only outside the church buildings, which includes the porch.  All confetti used must be bio-degradable.

Wedding Cars

St Mary's: Cars should access the church via Queen Street, drive around the churchyard and stop outside the porch. Exit should be via Church Street.

St Andrew's: Cars may only stop outside the main churchyard gates.

All Saints: Cars should stop on the private driveway outside the churchyard gates.


Most wedding services last between 50 or 60 minutes.


Guests are welcome to take individual photographs but we ask that this is done discreetly and without flash.

Getting Here

Click here for a map and information available on transport to St. Mary's Church, Hadleigh

Car Parking

St Mary’s, Hadleigh:  There is no car parking available at the church but there are car parks close-by in the town.  However, we do have two spaces available outside the church for disabled use and application should be made via our Benefice Office at least one day before the service so that one-day parking permits can be issued.

St Andrew’s, Layham:  Parking is available on request in the farmyard opposite the church (mostly hard standing).

All Saints, Shelley:  There is a small amount of parking adjacent to the church and it is possible to request the use of an adjoining field for free parking.

Comfort Facilities:

St Mary’s, Hadleigh: toilets, including disabled, are available.

St Andrew’s Layham: toilets are available on request, in the village hall a short walk away.

All Saints', Shelley:  no toilets available at present.


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.