Our heritage

Help us to preserve it

The Friends of St. Mary’s is a Registered Charity whose members are dedicated to the preservation of the magnificent Grade 1 listed buildings that have dominated the life of Higham Ferrers for 800 years:

• St Marys Church

• Chantry Chapel

• Bede House.

The Friends are a secular organisation; you do not have to belong to any church or denomination to become a member of ‘the Friends’. You just need to share our desire to preserve this wonderful heritage.

All funds raised through membership and any other fund raising activity, are for the specific purpose of supporting the exterior preservation, repair, maintenance and restoration of these buildings, and the churchyard in which they are situated.

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High Tea at Higham

UNABLE to meet up during the height of the Covid pandemic, 22 senior citizens finally got together for a tea party with a difference in Higham Ferrers this week.

And not only were they treated to a slap-up high tea at the Bede House, next to St Mary’s Church, but they all finally got to see the new World War I Memorial Garden next to the church, which they would have seen last year but for Covid restrictions. Heavy rain also prevented them seeing it the previous year.

The memorial garden has become a space to contemplate and reflect and is well used, guests were told during their tour.

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