St Mary’s Church Halesworth

St. Marys Church, Steeple End IP19 8LL
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The hub of Halesworth”s Heritage Open Days, our 2019’s activities feature the Argentine family, a colourful play about a local family. David Argentine fought with William I at Hastings. Reginald, a descendant, married Rose of Halesworth in 1130. Bellringing, music, dance and chanting will enhance the Mediaeval experience. Visitors may even wish to participate. This production will be filmed for future educational and fundraising purposes. Since the drama will be presented in the round there may be incidental inclusion of audience. Suitable for children 9 years and above.

Bellringing tasters with the Suffolk Guild – feel free to turn up and have a go! In the early 15th Century five bells hung in the tower. Now there are eight. Peals have been rung to mark major events throughout the centuries ever since. If you’d like a taster of bellringing or wish to renew an earlier skill, come along to the try out session on Saturday morning. Please note this is not a suitable activity for children under 10.

Saturday 21st –
9.30 to 11.00 Bellringing (no booking required)
11.30 A MOMENT IN TIME – HALESWORTH, A.D.1415. (Only one performance) Maximum number 80 Booking Essential via Cut Box Office
14.30-16.30 The Mediaeval Experience – Activities for all ages to include, costumed tour, dressing up, dancing, designing of coat of arms, making of lavender bags.

Sunday 22nd –
9.30- 10.30: Eucharist. All welcome
11.30 – 12.30: Church Tour Booking not required
14.30 – 16.30: Mediaeval Experience. Booking not required  

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters have access via south porch and central aisle to a dedicated viewing area. For the event please request this space on booking, and arrive a little earlier to be assisted. Outer aisles are narrow and floor uneven, so restrict access to some parts of the building.

Photo c Bill Jackson Foto