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.

What's new?

CHRISTMAS SPARKLE - Wreath Exhibition at St. Mary's Church

We are delighted to announce that our entry for the St. Mary's Church Wreath Exhibition came second in the public vote.

Our wild wreath highlighted the Silver Award for our Rewilding Project in the churchyard, and featured a fabulous fox kindly lent to us by Walk on the Wired Side at Willow and Grey.


Rewilding Project

We are delighted to announce that we have been given a Silver Award for our Rewilding Project by the Wildlife Trust in the Northamptonshire Churchyard Conservation Award Scheme.

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.

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