Friends of St Mary's Church Higham
FOLK MUSIC AT ST MARY'S
Come and join us at a performance by the folk group The Kimberleys on Saturday 28 October at 2.30pm in St Mary’s church. Ticket cost £15 and are available at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/595866/ For those unable to use on line booking systems it will be possible to buy tickets on the door, but best to book on line where possible to avoid dissapointment. Light refreshements will be available to purchase. See the Events page for more info. .
Restoration work at St Mary's to repair the spire has been completed and the church is now open again.
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 17 hundreds. 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 earlier 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 makes up the exterior of the bell tower.
This fundraiser event was in aid of the repair work on St Mary’s historic spire, funded by the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
The church is no longer used for regular worship and is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.
The Friends of St. Mary’s supports the work of the Trust, and works to enhance visitors’ experience of the church, hold fundraising events, organise events for children and adults, and promote the building’s unique appeal.