We hope you will want to join our part in Hawkesbury’s celebrations of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June, whether or not you are a churchgoer.

At 9.30am, we will be holding a Choral Eucharist service at which St Mary’s Choir will sing a special Jubilee Anthem composed by Thomas Hewett Jones, “In Our Service”, with extracts from the Queen’s speeches providing the lyrics.

At 10.30am, to the beautiful sound of a special Quarter-Peal on the bells, we’ll be hosting a breakfast of coffee, tea and croissants – outdoors in our beautiful churchyard if fine, inside the church if wet. There is no charge for this breakfast, but donations are always welcome! This event is open to everyone, whether or not you’ve been to the 9.30 service!

We are always on the lookout for new ideas and helpers, so if you would like to take part please contact us.


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