Lavenham to host top music ensemble for “Alarms for Churches Appeal”


With 45 churches and chapels in Suffolk still to fit alarms to their roofs, to foil lead thieves, the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust (SHCT) are to hold a fundraising concert at Lavenham church.

The concert will be at St Peter & St Paul’s, Lavenham, on Saturday 25 June, 7.00pm, and will feature The Marian Consort ( a young, dynamic and internationally-renowned early music vocal ensemble, recognised for its freshness of approach and innovative presentation of a broad range of repertoire. They have performed at many prestigious music festivals throughout the UK and Europe and have been acclaimed by the top music critics.

“We hope all supporters and Friends of the Trust will come and enjoy a top class concert and support our Appeal,” said Martin Favell, Chairman. “It is very generous of Lavenham church to offer their wonderful building for the concert and we are extremely grateful that E-Bound AVX, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group and Secure Response Services are generously sponsoring the event.”

SHCT have already given grants totaling £163,500 to 75 churches since their appeal was launched in September 2015 and these churches and chapels are now not only alarmed but are also fully insured if their lead roofs are targeted by thieves.


If you wish to purchase tickets, please follow this link to TicketSource or, if you prefer, contact Helen Read at SHCT on 01787 883884.  Tickets are also available at the Lavenham Tourist Information Centre, Lady Street, Lavenham.


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