Lunchtime Recitals

WEDNESDAY 9th OCTOBER – Resonant Harmony:
A Musical Journey for Two Bass Viols

No recital in Sept, but our series resumes on 9th Oct with Catherine Clark and Elizabeth McDonald playing a programme of 17th and 18th Century music for two 7 string bass viols.

WED 13th NOVEMBER
Yalda Davis (cello) with James Recknell (piano)

Read her blog on crosswaysfarm.co.uk for further details regarding her aim to play the cello in all of Suffolk’s mediaeval churches and her journey so far.


PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO RECITAL IN SEPTEMBER.

Recitals will resume again on 9th October. For future concerts see our events diary

You may have noticed that our website has not been working for some time, this was due to a technical glitch. As you can see it is now reinstated. Apologies to all.

If you would like us to add your email address to our list for sending details of upcoming recitals (the second Wednesday of every month), please email friendsofstmarys@talktalk.net or facebook.com/FriendsOfStMarysHalesworth where you can also find details of previous recitals.
PLEASE CONTACT US if you would be willing to write a review, take photos or even perhaps provide a recital yourself! (fully booked for 2019, thanks to all of our recitalists)


Flower Festival 14th – 15th Sept 2019
Thank you to all who offered a flower arrangement this year, they all look wonderful – what a talented bunch of flower arrangers we have within the team. Thanks also to the ladies manning the refreshments, we raised approx £132. The winner of the People’s Choice trophy for 2019 is Carol Bostock-Smith with Sea Fever – congratulations Carol!
More photos to follow next month!


Regeneration Update
You may have noticed (particularly if you attended the Mediaeval Play ‘A Moment in Time’ dress rehearsal Sun 15th or the real thing Sat 21st Sept which was brilliant – thanks to Ann Wilkinson for organinising and the cast, where the Jester made reference to the donations plate) the Regeneration thermometer has been updated. FOSM currently have just over £50,000 in their account, having already spent £14,456 on electrics and £2234 so far on flooring. Currently we have received £6627 in donations towards chairs and it is hoped an order can be placed once fabric colour has been agreed by the DAC! We are currently awaiting UK Power Networks to connect the 3 phase electrics and hopefully the outer aisles will be filled in in the near future which should further help the health&safety issues. Quotes are awaited to sink the radiator pipes to assist with this also. Approval is currently being sought from the DAC to bring forward the installation of a kitchen area and toilets to the first half of 2020 (approval, availability and funding dependent) – very exciting! At this point we must thank everyone who has contributed so far in raising this money, although we will need to keep up the fundraising efforts to continue with the planned improvements.



Heritage Open Weekend/A Moment in Time
This years Heritage open weekend will take place 21st and 22nd Sept including a mediaeval production – ‘A Moment in Time’. Please see the What’s On page and article for further details.



50/50 Club Winners for September:
1st Prize: J O'Leary
2nd Prize: D Slade
3rd Prize: M Fleming

If you would like to join the 50/50 club, forms can be found on the table by the North door.
or click here



Heritage Corner
Mediaeval carvings behind the organ - click for Heritage available shortly -


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