Welcome from the Dean
The purpose of our church is to serve God as the body of Christ in our community
St Mary's Church is the main church in the United Benefice of Hadleigh, Layham and Shelley. Across the churches we offer a wide and rich range of Anglican worship. We seek to proclaim the Christian Good News in word and servanthood, being active partners in God's Mission both locally and wider afield. We take the ministry of welcome seriously, so if you are a visitor or someone seeking to join a church community, we would love to meet you. Please contact us, or you are most welcome to join us at one of our three congregations that meet on Sunday and during the week - simply check out the church calendar for details.
What's on offer on Sundays?
1st Sunday of the month – Family Communion (Begins 10.45am)
During this service there are no children’s groups, however the children will be included and involved within the main service. This service will incorporate the participation and the needs of the whole family.
2nd Sunday of the month – Morning Worship (Begins 10.45am)
On the second and fourth Sunday of the month the FROGS On Sunday groups will be running. These groups are for all children between the age of 2 and 12. They will be fun and appropriate for regular church attenders and anyone who is visiting.
3rd Sunday of the month – Sung Eucharist (Begins 10.45am)
4th Sunday of the month – Morning Worship (Begins 10.45am)
This is the same as the 2nd Sunday of the month. FROGS On Sunday will be running and available for all children.
Please Note: Some of these services may be altered at different times of the year due to special events.
A prayer for Suffolk
God, who brings life to creation and to people, help us to see you at work in Suffolk and to work with you so your kingdom grows here. By the grace of your spirit, be the source of our love, our energy and our songs so that, separately and together, we may draw closer to you. May we speak of you and share your life with people who live, work and visit here, bringing glory to your name through Jesus Christ our Lord and in the power of the Spirit. Amen.