Friends of St Mary's Church Higham

St Mary's photo by SJKnight
St Mary's from above photo by SJKnight

Restoration work at St Mary's to repair the spire.

The ancient grade 1 listed church, St Mary’s in Lower Higham, has undergone work on the old wooden spire which was added to the church in the early 1700s. Time, the weather and little creatures nibbling away all took their toll on the woodwork and the wooden shakes surrounding the spire.

The Churches Conservation Trust and the Friends of St Mary’s Church ran an event offering the unique chance to climb the spire to see this vitally important work up close, and to be part of the history of the fabric of the church by sponsoring and signing one of the new shakes – one of the oak panels which make up the exterior of the spire.

This fundraiser event was in aid of the repair work on St Mary’s historic spire, funded by the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

See the church through the eyes of Higham based artist Fiona Spirals http://www.fionaspirals.co.uk/ and

the sounds of local musician Dave Bowdler https://sukotto5.wixsite.com/dbmusic/bio

View films of St Mary’s Films St Mary’s

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The church is no longer used for regular worship and is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.
The Friends of St. Mary’s Church supports the work of the Trust and works to enhance visitors’ experience of the church, holds fundraising events, organises events for children and adults and promotes the building’s unique appeal.