Friends of St Mary's Church Higham

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


Friday 8 September – Much Ado about Nothing

The excellent This Is My Theatre Group return to St Mary’s to bring you William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy where deception is rife and wedding bells are in the air. Starting at 6.30pm, light refreshments will be available to buy.

Saturday 9 September – Heritage Open Day

St Mary’s will be participating again in this year’s national event which celebrates our fantastic history and culture. Come and enjoy the church and its beautiful surroundings from 12pm – 4pm. There will be guided tours at 1pm and 3pm about the history of the church, the graveyard and surrounding site. There will also be photographic displays of the church and marshes. Entry and the guided tours are free. Refreshments will be available to buy. Ride and Stride participants will be very welcome.

Please go to the events page for further details on both of these events. We look forward to seeing you soon,

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.

See the church through the eyes of Higham based artist, Fiona Spirals and

the sounds of local musician Dave Bowdler.

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

For personal visits to the church and Covid information.

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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 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.