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WHAT’S ON IN HADLEIGH & nearby

SEP . . . OCT . . . NOV . . . DEC

Last updated Sun 15 Sep 2019

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SAVE OUR LIBRARIES ESSEX (SOLE) PETITION

Although Essex County Council has decided not to close any libraries in the next five years, it remains committed to handing over libraries to be run by volunteers in non-dedicated buildings.

Please sign the new SOLE petition to save our librarians and maintain all the current libraries – see here.

SEP 2019

Thu 19 Sep 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 19 Sep 2019
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – AE Housman.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Thu 19 Sep 2019
FRIENDS OF COOMBE WOOD SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

For existing members and potential new members interested in the care of Coombe Wood, part of which is now registered as a Village Green.

At the John Pond Room, St Peter’s Church, Church Road, Thundersley, SS7 3HG.

Starts at 7.30pm.

For further information, please use the contact form on the Friends’ website (see below).

Friends of Coombe Wood website: http://www.friendsofcoombewood.org.uk

Thu 19 Sep 2019
CASTLE POINT MAYOR’S CHARITY DINNER & RAFFLE

Three-course meal with entertainment by vocalist Evangeline Brown. In aid of Little Havens Hospice.

At Latino’s Restaurant, 205 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2RD.

Meet from 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

Tickets £25.00 – to book, phone Havens Hospices on 01702 220305.

Little Havens Hospice website: https://www.havenshospices.org.uk/little-havens-hospice

Sat 21 Sep 2019
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING

An assortment of sweet treats available.

At Thundersley Methodist Church, Kennington Avenue, Thundersley, SS7 4BS.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

All welcome.

Proceeds this month Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Poster available here.

TMC website: https://www.thundersleymethodistchurch.org.uk

Sat 21 Sep 2019
REMEMBER THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

A one-day exhibition telling the story of what happened between June and October 1940 when a small band of RAF pilots saved Britain from the Nazi regime.

At Canvey Island Heritage Centre, 22 Canvey Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0LW.

Note: The Heritage Centre was formerly St Katherine’s Church.

From 10.00am to 4.00pm.

For more information, contact Alan Jasper at alancjasper@hotmail.com or Trevor Williams at hurri85249@yahoo.co.uk (phone 07961 045933).

Sat 21 Sep 2019
ST JAMES THE LESS CHURCH OPEN DAY FEATURING A DISPLAY & SLIDESHOW ON ‘OLD HADLEIGH SHOPS’ BY HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE AND A GUIDED TOUR OF THE CHURCH BY REV. DAVID CHILDS

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Heritage Open Days, St James the Less Church will be open from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

In the morning, Hadleigh & Thundersley Archive Group will mount a display and present a slideshow on old Hadleigh shops from the 1930s to the 1950s. Your memories are required to help with their research. Please bring shop-related photos and documents for scanning.

Around lunchtime, Rev. David Childs, former Priest-in-Charge at St James the Less, will return to give an outdoor guided tour of the church revealing its fascinating history.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Church open from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

‘Old Hadleigh Shops’ Slideshow starts at 11.00am.

Guided Tour by Rev. David Childs starts at 12.30pm

Refreshments available.

Poster available here.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk
Heritage Open Days website: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Sat 21 Sep 2019
THE MUSIC MAN PROJECT PRESENTS ‘MUSIC IS MAGIC’

Direct from the Royal Albert Hall. A concert of inspirational music-making by musicians with a learning disability.

At St Mary’s Church, 7 High Road, South Benfleet, SS7 5LP.

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets: Adults £10.00, Children free (includes raffle and refreshments).

To book tickets, please phone 01268 752997.

Music Man Project website:  http://www.musicmanproject.com

Sun 22 Sep 2019
‘THUNDERSLEY ON FOOT’ WALK

Note: Date changed from Sun 8 Sep 2019.

Join the ‘Thundersley on Foot’ group for a walk around Thundersley. New walkers and well-behaved dogs always welcome. Our walk usually takes about 2 hours and some of us end up having a meal at the White Hart.

Meet at the White Hart Pub, Hart Road, Thundersley.

Starts at 2.00pm.

Please note that this is an 'informal' community walking group rather than an organised/insured event. Parts of the walk may include uneven ground and/or other risks and we remind you of the need to take care if you join us.

Sun 22 Sep 2019
CAFÉ CHURCH AT COSTA COFFEE

A drink and a think! Informally explore the big questions at Café Church.

Organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh.

At Costa Coffee, 269 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BN.

Starts at 5.00pm (when Costa’s closes to the public) and ends around 6.15pm.

All welcome.

Held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Poster available here.

Tue 24 Sep 2019
PRAYING TOGETHER

A time of prayer organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh. Join us as we pray for Hadleigh and the wider world.

At the Salvation Army Temple, 146-148 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF.

Starts at 2.00pm.

Refreshments served at start.

Poster available here.

Churches Together Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ctihessex

Fri 27 Sep 2019
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

At the Salvation Army Hadleigh Temple, London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF.

From 10.00am to 1.00pm.

All welcome.

Fri 27 Sep 2019
FRIDAY LUNCH CLUB

St Michael’s Church in Daws Heath, part of the Parish of Thundersley, is launching a monthly lunch club. Join us for a lunch of fish/chicken and chips followed by tea/coffee and biscuits.

At St Michael’s Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

Lunch served at 12 noon.

A donation of £4.00 would be welcome towards the cost of the food.

To book a place, please contact Sue on 07902 463829 (e-mail scroucher@live.co.uk) or Ken on 07784 687891 (e-mail ken@stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk).

Lunches will be held on the last Friday of each month.

Poster available here.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Sat 28 Sep 2019
BOOK SALE

Fiction and non-fiction; adult and children’s books. Prices from 25p. Bring a bag and bag yourself a bargain.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Sat 28 Sep 2019
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Join us at the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

At Thundersley Methodist Church, Kennington Avenue, Thundersley, SS7 4BS.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

All welcome.

Poster available here.

TMC website: https://www.thundersleymethodistchurch.org.uk
Macmillan Cancer Support website: https://www.macmillan.org.uk

Sat 28 Sep 2019
MICHAELMAS FAIR

With ploughman’s lunches, cream teas, cakes, plants, haberdashery, handicrafts, wool and white elephant stall.

At St Michael’s Church Hall, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 11.30am to 3.00pm.

In aid of St Michael’s fabric fund.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Mon 30 Sep 2019
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. With books, tombola, raffle, jam, cakes, sales table.

At Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club, John Burrows Park, rectory Road, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

All welcome.

OCT 2019

Tue 1 Oct 2019
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING

We’d like to invite you to our WEEKLY community coffee morning at Elizabeth House, a local residential care home. Our residents and carers look forward to meeting you.

At Elizabeth House, 30-56 Benfleet Road, Hadleigh, SS7 1QB.

From 10.00am to 11.00am.

Everyone welcome.

Poster available here.

For more information, please phone 01702 555786 or e-mail elizabeth.house@runwoodhomes.co.uk.

Thu 3 Oct 2019
FREE SEPSIS TRAINING

Organised by NHS Castle Point & Rochford CCG and NHS Southend CCG for parents/carers who support adults with learning difficulties/disabilities or for those who would like to learn more.

Covers: How to identify sepsis. What to do. How to/when to get help.

At the Skylark Hotel, Aviation Way, Southend, SS2 6UN.

From 9.30am to 12.30pm.

To book a place or for more information, please e-mail sharon.earl@nhs.net

Sat 5 Oct 2019
CRAFT FAYRE

With twenty craft stalls run by members of the Guild of Essex Craftsmen and Essex Wildlife Trust.

At St George’s Church, Rushbottom Lane, New Thundersley, SS7 4DN.

From 10.30am to 4.00pm.

Admission by programme £1.00, children free.

Refreshments and lunches available.

Sat 5 Oct 2019
COMMUNITY ARTS & CRAFTS COMPETITION

Organised by the Rotary Club of Benfleet with free entry and cash prizes. Entries invited from anyone who enjoys arts and crafts.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Public viewing of exhibits from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

Prizes to be presented from 2.45pm by Deputy Mayor of Castle Point, Councillor Mrs Pat Haunt.

For more information and/or to request an entry form, please contact Jim Dove on 07768 591145. (Closing date for entries in 28 September.)

Rotary Club website: https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1389

Sat 5 Oct 2019
ASTRONOMY OPEN NIGHT

Organised by Castle Point Astronomy Club, Southend Planetarium and Hadleigh Park. If you've never been before, record your favourite Saturday night shows to watch later and come along and see some REAL stars, and planets, nebulae and galaxies too. The Members of the Castle Point Astronomy Club will make available their telescopes and other equipment to give you stunning views of objects in the night sky.

At Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh.

From 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

None of our telescopes are able to see through clouds so it would be advisable to take a look at the sky before attending the Open Night to avoid disappointment. Also check our website (link below) on the day. If we decide to cancel it for any reason, we will post this on the website and on Twitter, normally by 4.00pm.

Free admission but donations welcome (any monies raised go towards Hadleigh Park and CPAC funds, to enhance future events). Please note that there is a charge for car parking at Hadleigh Park.

CPAC: https://www.cpac.org.uk/opennight.asp

Wed 9 Oct 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Wed 9 Oct 2019
KINGSWAY COMMUNITY CINEMA PRESENTS ‘RED JOAN’ (CERT 12A)

Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information - including details on the building of the atomic bomb - to the Soviet government for decades. As the interrogation gets underway, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and her beliefs.

Official trailer on YouTube here.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, 20 High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PB.

Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Tickets £5.00 in advance via Eventbrite or pay at the door if seats available.

​​Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free parking. Refreshments available.

KC Cinema website: http://www.arterialculture.com/cinema.html
KC Cinema Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingswaycommunitycinema

Thu 10 Oct 2019
RAYLEIGH TOWN MUSEUM TALK AND SLIDESHOW
“POLICING OF DISASTERS ON THE RAILWAY” BY ALAN CLARK

This talk will be accompanied by an Exhibition to mark the anniversary of 130 years since the railway came to Rayleigh.

At Rayleigh Town Museum, High Street, Rayleigh.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

Tickets: £4.00 (£3.50 for Friends of the Museum).

Tickets must be booked in advance by visiting or phoning the museum during opening hours – Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

RTM website: https://www.rayleightownmuseum.co.uk

Sat 12 Oct 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 12 Oct 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Sat 12 Oct 2019
BEAT AND BEANS CAFÉ WITH MONDAY FOLK

Entertainment from Monday Folk choir with coffee, tea and snacks in an informal café style. Relax and enjoy the music in historic surroundings.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Free admission. Come and go as you please.

Poster available here.

Café held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 12 Oct 2019
SOUTHEND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Programme:
Nielsen ~ Helios Overture Op. 17
Tchaikovsky ~ Violin Concerto in D Major (Soloist Sophia Prodanova)
Shostakovich ~ Symphony No. 9

At the Salvation Army Hadleigh Temple, 146-148 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF.

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets £10.00, concessions £9.00, Under 18s £1.00.

Tickets at the door or book by phoning Mandy on 01268 454170.

Limited parking at the SA Temple. More parking in Morrisons car park opposite.

SSO website: https://www.southendsymphony.com

Sat 12 Oct 2019
THE ORPHEUS SINGERS PRESENT ‘SONGS FROM STAGE AND SCREEN’
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ELIZABETH DUNLOP & ROBERT LITTLE

At Kings Road (formerly Crowstone) United Reformed Church, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8LH.

Starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets £10.00, concessions £9.00 – to book, phone 07518 382390.

The Orpheus Singers website: http://www.theorpheussingers.co.uk

Mon 14 Oct 2019
BENFLEET & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
‘WHAT IS BEYOND TH£ POINT’ BY LIAM HEATHERSON & JOE MANDER

Liam and Joe talk about their award-winning organisation dedicated to exploring, researching, and documenting ‘hidden heritage’ as well as offering exciting glimpses into well-known historic sites.

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, Benfleet.

Starts at 8.00pm.

Visitors welcome – admission £3.00.

For more information, phone Mrs J Terry (Chair) on 01268 759901.

B&DHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org
Beyond the Point website: http://www.beyondthepoint.co.uk

Thu 17 Oct 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Sat 19 Oct 2019
HADLEIGH HERITAGE TALK & COFFEE MORNING
‘THE CHOPPEN FAMILY’ BY BOB DELDERFIELD

NB: Date changed from Sat 2 Nov 2019.

Bob is a well-known historian and speaker from Daws Heath. He has also written a book on the Choppen family of Hadleigh, which was published by the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive group in 2018 – see here.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Coffee from 10.30am – the talk starts at 11.00am.

A FREE event (donations welcome).

Poster available here.

Hadleigh Heritage online – see H&TCA
St James the Less Church website:
http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Thu 24 Oct 2019
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

For more information, phone 0345 603 7628.

Sun 27 Oct 2019
CAFÉ CHURCH AT COSTA COFFEE

A drink and a think! Informally explore the big questions at Café Church.

Organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh.

At Costa Coffee, 269 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BN.

Starts at 5.00pm (when Costa’s closes to the public) and ends around 6.15pm.

All welcome.

Held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Poster available here.

NOV 2019

Mon 4 Nov 2019
BENFLEET & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
‘BATTLEFIELD ESSEX’ BY ANDREW SUMMERS (ESSEX HUNDRED PUBLICATIONS)

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, Benfleet.

Starts at 8.00pm.

Visitors welcome – admission £3.00.

For more information, phone Mrs J Terry (Chair) on 01268 759901.

B&DHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org
Beyond the Point website: http://www.beyondthepoint.co.uk

Tue 5 Nov 2019
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING

We’d like to invite you to our WEEKLY community coffee morning at Elizabeth House, a local residential care home. Our residents and carers look forward to meeting you.

At Elizabeth House, 30-56 Benfleet Road, Hadleigh, SS7 1QB.

From 10.00am to 11.00am.

Everyone welcome.

Poster available here.

For more information, please phone 01702 555786 or e-mail elizabeth.house@runwoodhomes.co.uk.

Wed 6 Nov 2019
STAMP CLUB MEETING WITH TALK ON ‘STATE OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 1857-63’ & ‘GB MACHIN FORGERIES 1993 TO DATE’ BY DON DAVIS

Organised by Benfleet & District Philatelic Society. Meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of every month with stamps available to purchase.

At Jubilee Hall, St Barnabas Church, Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

From 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Refreshments 50p.

Visitors welcome to attend two meetings before joining – annual membership £10.00.

For more information, please phone Laurence Gardiner on 07816 194984 or e-mail laurencewgardiner1@hotmail.com.

Sat 9 Nov 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 9 Nov 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Sat 9 Nov 2019
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not an Internet user, we can show you our website. Our books also available to purchase including, Hadleigh Postcard Memories, Thundersley & Daws Heath – A History, The Choppens of Hadleigh and Hadleigh Salvation Army Colony Railway.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Poster available here.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2019. We can also arrange to see you at our office in Hadleigh Old Fire Station if a longer session is required. Contact us by e-mail at admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk.

H & T Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Sat 9 Nov 2019
BEAT AND BEANS CAFÉ WITH THE FRIENDLY FOLK

Music from The Friendly Folk group with coffee, tea and snacks in an informal café style. Relax and enjoy the music in historic surroundings.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Free admission. Come and go as you please.

Poster available here.

Café held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Wed 13 Nov 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Thu 14 Nov 2019
RAYLEIGH TOWN MUSEUM TALK – “HOW WE TREATED THE POOR FROM ELIZABETH I TO VICTORIA” BY MARTYN LOCKWOOD

At Rayleigh Town Museum, High Street, Rayleigh.

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.

Tickets: £4.00 (£3.50 for Friends of the Museum).

Tickets must be booked in advance by visiting or phoning the museum during opening hours – Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

RTM website: https://www.rayleightownmuseum.co.uk

Sat 16 Nov 2019
CHRISTMAS MARKET

At St Barnabas Church, Church Road/Woodfield Road corner, Hadleigh, SS7 2EJ.

More details to come.

St Barnabas Church website: http://www.stbarnabas-hadleigh.org.uk

Wed 20 Nov 2019
KINGSWAY COMMUNITY CINEMA PRESENTS ‘THE WHITE CROW’ (CERT 12A)

Young Rudolf Nureyev becomes a top ballet dancer in Russia, but a life-changing visit to Paris soon makes him seek asylum in France.

Official trailer on YouTube here.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, 20 High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PB.

Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Tickets £5.00 in advance via Eventbrite or pay at the door if seats available.

​​Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free parking. Refreshments available.

KC Cinema website: http://www.arterialculture.com/cinema.html
KC Cinema Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingswaycommunitycinema

Thu 21 Nov 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Sat 23 Nov 2019
CHRISTMAS MARKET

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

More details to come.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sun 24 Nov 2019
CAFÉ CHURCH AT COSTA COFFEE

A drink and a think! Informally explore the big questions at Café Church.

Organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh.

At Costa Coffee, 269 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BN.

Starts at 5.00pm (when Costa’s closes to the public) and ends around 6.15pm.

All welcome.

Held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Poster available here.

Sat 30 Nov 2019
HADLEIGH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON
WITH COMMUNITY CAROL SINGING

At the green space and seating area with the Christmas tree – near the eastern end of St James the Less Church graveyard.

Starts at 4.15pm with carol singing - Christmas lights switch-on at 4.30pm.

DEC 2019

Tue 3 Dec 2019
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING

We’d like to invite you to our WEEKLY community coffee morning at Elizabeth House, a local residential care home. Our residents and carers look forward to meeting you.

At Elizabeth House, 30-56 Benfleet Road, Hadleigh, SS7 1QB.

From 10.00am to 11.00am.

Everyone welcome.

Poster available here.

For more information, please phone 01702 555786 or e-mail elizabeth.house@runwoodhomes.co.uk.

Wed 11 Dec 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH HOME-MADE CAKES

£2.00 for as much coffee as you wish and a piece of cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath.

From 10.00am to 11.45am

Coffee morning held every Wednesday (only 2nd Wed of month listed on HELIX)...

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Fri 13 Dec 2019
FRIENDS OF HADLEIGH CHURCH CHRISTMAS CONCERT

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

More details to come.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 14 Dec 2019
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 14 Dec 2019
HADLEIGH COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Wed 18 Dec 2019
KINGSWAY COMMUNITY CINEMA PRESENTS ‘ROCKETMAN’ (CERT 15)

A fever dream musical, exploring Elton John’s early years as a young boy and his piano to extravagant superstar famed the world over. Framed through Elton’s scant recollections and musical songbook after a stint in rehab, Rocketman delivers an exuberant and flamboyant dramatic punch.

Official trailer on YouTube – here.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, 20 High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PB.

Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Tickets £5.00 in advance via Eventbrite or pay at the door if seats available.

​​Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free parking. Refreshments available.

KC Cinema website: http://www.arterialculture.com/cinema.html
KC Cinema Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingswaycommunitycinema

Thu 19 Dec 2019
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Sun 22 Dec 2019
CAFÉ CHURCH AT COSTA COFFEE

A drink and a think! Informally explore the big questions at Café Church.

Organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh.

At Costa Coffee, 269 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2BN.

Starts at 5.00pm (when Costa’s closes to the public) and ends around 6.15pm.

All welcome.

Held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Poster available here.

 

 

Thank you for browsing this far. I hope you find the site useful.

 

I’ll be adding a few extras to HELIX over coming months but, for the time being, if you’d like to see what the site looked like in October 2011, when it was hosted on a free platform known as Beehive, then click here. If I had the time, I would create an updated version of the old site but involvement in other projects, such as the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive, currently precludes that happening.

 

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