Help us to preserve our precious heritage

Church doors



The Friends of St. Mary’s Trust is a group of people 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.

WELCOME – Why not join us? 


ACTIVITIES – take a moment to find out what we are doing.


EVENTS – help us to raise money by coming along to one of our local events.