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01473 527499

St. Mary's Church
Church Street
Hadleigh
IPSWICH
Suffolk
IP7 5DT
office@stmaryshadleigh.co.uk

 

What's On

Morning Prayer
Monday 24th July 2017 8.30am
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 25th July 2017 8.30am
Mattins at The Row
Tuesday 25th July 2017 11.00am
Silent Prayer, at the Salvation Army Hall - all welcome
Tuesday 25th July 2017 4.30pm
Morning Prayer, Eucharist and Breakfast
Wednesday 26th July 2017 8.30am
Messy Church
Wednesday 26th July 2017 5.30pm
'Book of the Month' - Books, fellowship and wine
Wednesday 26th July 2017 7.30pm
Morning Prayer
Thursday 27th July 2017 8.30am
Funeral: Phillipa Carruthers RIP
Thursday 27th July 2017 11.00am
Porch Project AGM at Corks Lane
Thursday 27th July 2017 7.00pm

Human beings are fundamentally musical creatures, and the church as a whole has long made use of music's power to calm, sooth, inspire, move, entertain and energise. We use it to enrich our worship of God and bring us to a deeper understanding of what it is to be a Christian.

The three churches in the Benefice offer opportunities for very different kinds of music-making in support of worship.

St Mary's is a large medieval space which has flattering acoustics and room for 500 people. As a true parish church, St Mary's offers a wide range of music at services and gatherings - from hymns accompanied by the organ during High Mass, sung Eucharist or Evensong, to 20th and 21st century worship songs accompanied by keyboard, guitar and violin. Some services are supported by a choir under the direction of Mrs Sandra Brooks. Choir newcomers are welcome.

Music for services is generally chosen by a small group including the Dean, the organist and the choir director. Details of music chosen can be found at jonoflayham.com/stmarys.

The 3-manual organ at St Mary's is in a fine Father Smith case dating from 1687. Michael Colleer, a former St Mary's organist, has written a fascinating leaflet, A History of the Organ at St Mary's, Hadleigh, which is also available in church. 

St Mary's has recently acquired a 9-foot concert grand piano for use both in church services and in concerts and recitals.

St Andrew's and All Saints' offer more intimate settings in the peace of their respective villages. Both have organs, and services tend to follow the Anglican tradition.

If you feel you would like to contribute to or influence music making in the Benefice, do get in touch - we'd be very happy to hear from you.

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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.