The Friends of St Mary’s Church Hadleigh Suffolk

Church and Deanery Tower

The Friends of St Mary's Church Hadleigh
The Deanery Office
St Mary's Church
Church Street
Suffolk IP7 5DT

Telephone: 07704 778325


Friends of St Mary's Church Hadleigh fundraising events

FoSM The Friends of St Mary's raise money to contribute towards the substantial costs of restoring and repairing the fabric of our magnificent Church. The Friends recenly contributed £69,000 towards essential low-level window repairs and a further £33,700 towards essential work on the vestry roof and South nave parapet.

The Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh

our main fundraising event:

The Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh

In 2019 Hadleigh's Hidden Gardens raised
nearly £3,600 for The Friends of St Mary's

This year's edition had to be 'virtual'
because of Covid-19 restrictions:

Photos of 77 gardens went live on
6th June 2020
{ we invite you to enjoy a virtual visit }

Please donate to Friends of St Mary's

Hadleigh Hidden Gardens


A day event centred in the fine medieval church of Saint Mary’s in the town centre
(jointly with The Hadleigh Society)
Saturday 1st August 2020 10am – 4pm

26 September 2020

Rick Lewis will give a talk on timber-framed buildings 


St Mary's Church Hadleigh, Suffolk


Hadleigh during WWII

‘Hadleigh During WWII. The Home Front Story’

Saturday 20 July 2019

To mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, the Friends held an exhibition in the Church about Hadleigh on the Home Front.

At this event a new book telling the story of Hadleigh during those wartime years was launched.

St Mary's Church Hadleigh, Suffolk

A William Pretty Day

On Saturday 14th July 2018 The Friends of St Mary's Church organised a day celebrating the Edwardian Ipswich family, their department store and corset factory and the Hadleigh connection.

Also featuring Mabel Pretty and her circle, the Ipswich Women's Suffrage movement, welfare and hospital work during the Great War. Including displays and presentations by Julia Barrett and Roger Kennell

St Mary's Church Hadleigh, Suffolk




John E.F Hunt, Chairman & Trustee
Jeff Delves, Treasurer & Trustee
Jessica Janas, Secretary
Very Rev Jo Delfgou, Trustee
Millie Goulbourn, Trustee
Roger Kennell, Trustee
Aileen Kerr, Trustee
Lesley Turner
Jimmy Wilding
Heather Gibson
Andrew Napier
Louise Chambury
Jan Byrne
Russell & Emma Barrett


[Available on the church bookstall and in local bookshops]
"Hadleigh Suffolk 1900-2000: A Century in word and Pictures" Roger Kennell £6.95
"Hadleigh Suffolk Then and Now"
"Signs of the Times" Roger Kennell
"The Inventory" Sue Andrews £5.00
"The Hadleigh Corset Factory of P&S" £1.50
Historic Picture Postcards
"Hadleigh Deanery Tower through Six Centuries" Roger Kennell £3.50

Become a Friend of St Mary's

The Friends of St Mary's Church Hadleigh is the fundraising arm of the St Mary's Hadleigh Church Trust. It is a registered charity (no. 289784)