Friends of Dedham Church

The Friends of Dedham Church has been set up to help maintain and preserve the parish church of St.Mary the Virgin, Dedham.  We need your help in this work and everyone is welcome to become a Friend of Dedham Church: residents, businesses, artists, visitors and anyone who feels a special affinity to Dedham Church through religious, cultural or historical links.

The Church is an important and focal point of Dedham village and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Like so many churches, the annual income of Dedham Parish Church scarcely covers the day to day costs of running the Church.

Finding the money to pay for repairs and maintenance for Dedham Church is becoming increasingly difficult.  Did you know that it costs hundreds of pounds a day to keep the church open for everyone?  This is where the Friends of Dedham Church can help.

Just as previous generations have given generously to preserve our heritage now it is our turn to ensure that a vital piece of history and our heritage is kept alive .

Funds are needed to support the fabric of the church - the building and churchyard, fixtures and furniture, stained glass and ornaments and any special projects that would enhance the beauty of this fine building. 

Current projects: 2017

Our main commitment during 2017 has been to support the PCC in the redecoration of the north & south aisles and the repair and revarnishing of the parquet flooring in this and the nave area of the Church.   The Friends contributed in excess of £30,000 to the cost of the project.
Further projects for the Friends to support will be identified once the quinquennial report, due to be produced in the summer, has been considered and priorities set in conjunction with the PCC.

How to contact us and how to become a Friend of Dedham Church

The Friends of Dedham Church is an independent society with charitable status, Friends of Dedham Church is a Registered Charity.  Registration number 1103634.
You can contact us by email: or by telephone: 01206 323949 

Membership Secretary:
Mrs M. Johnson
Coles Oak Lane

As a Friend of Dedham Church you will be making a valued contribution to restoring and preserving the church.  You will receive a membership certificate, the Friends Newsletter twice a year, an invitation to selected events and the opportunity to contribute to the website.

MEMBERSHIP per annum
Individual Friend  £12.00
Overseas Friend  £25.00
Corporate Friend £50.00

Or you can just make a donation.

To become a Friend - If you have any questions or would like to contact us, please click on this link and we will respond as soon as possible.  Thank you for your support. 

Friends1 To access The Friends of Dedham Church website click on the image.