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


The Friends of St. Mary’s Church Hadleigh

At the Friends' Annual Meeting on 8th December 2018

We helped launch Margaret Wood’s book
Medieval Hadleigh: The Chief Manor & Town


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 contributed £69,000 towards essential low-level window repairs in 2017.

The Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh

our main fundraising event:

The Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh

In 2018 Hadleigh's Hidden Gardens raised nearly £3,000 for The Friends of St Mary's

Hadleigh Hidden Gardens


2019 edition:

Saturday 8 June 2019

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 are holding 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 will be 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
Millie Goulbourn, Secretary & Trustee
Roger Kennell, Trustee
Aileen Kerr, Trustee
Lesley Turner
Jimmy Wilding
Heather Gibson
Andrew Napier


[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)