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.
FROGs on Sundays
FROGS On Sunday will begin on Sunday the 23rd of February at 10.45am
St Mary’s will be launching its latest children’s programme which will be on a Sunday morning.
FROGS (Friends of God) On Sunday will have three different groups running at the same time split into three different age ranges:
Age 5 & under – ‘Bubbles’
Age 6-8 – ‘Splash’
Age 9-12 – ‘XStream’
These groups will happen within the church building during the church service and they will follow the theme of the day. The groups are designed to be relevant to each age range, through the use of games, crafts, music, story-telling and much more.
This will be a great opportunity for your children to make new friends, to have fun and learn new and exciting stuff about God.
Please Note: The FROGS group that runs during the week is still available but it is a separate event from the Sunday mornings.
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
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
SWITCH at 4pm (Sunday Worship In The CHurch)
There will be nothing provided for the children during the morning service, although they are still very welcome to attend. The Sung Eucharist is the longer, more traditional style of service.
However, at 4pm SWITCH will be on in the church. This is a more contemporary style of church that will have games, music and teaching for all ages to engage in.
4th Sunday of the month – Morning Worship
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.
For more information visit: stmaryshadleigh.co.uk
Or see the Facebook page: The SWITCH Stuff (Hadleigh)
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.