HULF comes to St Mary’s!

FESTIVAL OF WORDS (Saturday 22nd April, 10.30am-5pm)

This spring, the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival is coming to St Mary’s, bringing a packed day-long celebration of language and literature, with all profits to be donated to the Friends of St Mary’s.

Event tickets are just £5, with an optional sit-down lunch available at the Malthouse for £10 per head. (Advance booking essential.)

Find out more about the event at the HULF website here:

Or go straight to Eventbrite to book your ticket here:


We organise a varied programme of events all year round, with four or five fund-raising socials every years for members and guests, such as open gardens around the village; tasting evenings of wine, gin and sherry; cosy suppers in the Malt House opposite the church; formal balls; themed dinners; and summer jazz afternoons on the lawn.

We also hold a service of Nine Lessons and Carols on the Sunday before Christmas and in the summer a festival evensong with eminent visiting preachers.

Everyone is welcome to Friends of St Mary’s events, including non-members, but if you are a member, you will receive a discount on your ticket to every event – another great reason to join!

From cosy suppers in the Malt House (opposite the church)…
…to formal balls such as the Waterloo 200 in the opulent setting of Westonbirt School
From lazy summertime Jazz on the Lawn, now an annual summer tradition…
… to a warming winter Curry Night in the village hall
St Wulfstan scarecrow
Our contribution to the 2020 Scarecrow Trail – St Wulfstan and his goose

The Open Tower weekend gave everyone the opportunity to climb the tower, see the bells at close hand, and try their hand at bell ringing – and to enjoy home-made cakes, picnics, and garden games in our beautiful setting.