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St. Mary's Church
Church Street


What's On

Sue's First Mass
Sunday 25th June 2017 12.00am
Morning Prayer
Monday 26th June 2017 8.30am
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 27th June 2017 8.30am
Mattins at the Row Chapel
Tuesday 27th June 2017 11.00am
Mattins at The Row
Tuesday 27th June 2017 11.00am
Tuesday 27th June 2017 1.30pm
Silent Prayer, at the Salvation Army Hall - all welcome
Tuesday 27th June 2017 4.30pm
Morning Prayer, Eucharist and Breakfast
Wednesday 28th June 2017 8.30am
Messy Church
Wednesday 28th June 2017 5.30pm
Morning Prayer
Thursday 29th June 2017 8.30am

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.

As a true parish church, St Mary's offers a wide range of forms of worship. We use suitable styles of music for each, from hymns in the Anglican tradition led by the organ through to 21st century songs backed by guitar and keyboard. Where appropriate, we introduce varied styles within each act of worship.



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. Many services are accompanied by a good 3-manual organ. We use our recently improved sound system to amplify solo singers, guitars and other instruments. Some services are supported by a choir under the direction od Miss Margaret James, which is open to newcomers and rehearses once a week.

We select music sensitively to support each style of worship - from hymns led from the organ during High Mass, sung Eucharist or Evensong; to modern worship songs accompanied by keyboard, guitar, violin and flute. Music for services is generally chosen by a small group including the Dean, the organist and the choir director.

The organ at St Mary's is in a fine Father Smith case dating from 1687. Michael Colleer, a former organist at the church, has written a fascinating leaflet entitled "A HISTORY OF THE ORGAN AT ST MARY'S HADLEIGH" which is available in church.

If you want to contribute to music making during services, do please get in touch.

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.


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.