St Mary's Church, Halesworth

Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk

IP19 8LL


Assistant Curate: The Revd Jane Held

Tel: 07771 556391


Churchwarden: Jason Busby

Tel: 01986 873336


Pattern of Services

Monday: 9am Morning Prayer

First Sunday: 10am Team Eucharist

Second & Fourth Sunday: 8am BCP

Second Sunday: Team Evensong

Second Sunday: 10am Breakfast Church

Third & Fourth Sunday: 9.30am Eucharist

Fifth Sunday: Team Eucharist

Wednesday: 10am Eucharist

  • Fresh Expressions

  • Friends of St. Mary’s (FOSM)

  • Church Cafe

  • Foodbank

  • 50/50 Club

  • Church Mice

  • Team Choir

  • Churches Together INCLUSIVE

  • Monthly Recitals

We have a warm and inviting church that has served the community for centuries, which is steeped in history and sits at the heart of the BVTM in the traditional market town of Halesworth. St. Mary’s has an active, and welcoming worshipping presence (supported by the Friends of St. Mary’s FOSM). We’re an inclusive worship community, through Christ-centred worshipping love, using many forms of liturgy including:- The Book of Common Prayer, Common Worship, Iona, Taize, Choral Evensong, Breakfast Church and many more. Imaginative plans to regenerate St. Mary’s as  the  thriving heritage and community centre of Halesworth and the core/mother/hub church of the team are now being laid for today’s and tomorrow’s needs, which will enable  the church to serve the community better, through providing appropriate facilities and opening up the church even more. St. Mary’s has open doors all year round. We’re an inclusive Church and proud of it. With a thriving lay ministry to spread the good news the future looks very exciting.

The Church sits in the heart of town and is “a fine sight” to behold. The building is being restored stage by stage but is a fine example of 15th Century work. The tower was significantly restored in 1990 and houses eight fine bells. With the Lady Chapel open for daily prayer and with the Team office located behind the grand organ, St Mary’s is rarely empty!

  • Committed PCC and Friends of St. Mary’s.

  • Art, music and regular events/concerts.

  • Social events/fundraising activities.

  • Community focused.

  • Mothers’ Union

  • Team Share and Parish Share paid in full.

  • Worship and joy in everything we do.

St Mary's Church, Steeple End, Halesworth IP19 8LL
Telephone: 01986 875941.     Email:

Blyth Valley Team Ministry
St Mary's Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL

Tel: 01986 875941 or 07752 275328. Email:

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 1pm