Tel: 01379 668468
Friends of St Peter and St Paul Church
The Friends were set up as a charity in the early 80’s with the aim of raising funds to help preserve the fabric of the church
and its surroundings for future generations in our village.
Since that point in time The Friends have raised over £80,000 for repairs to the roof, the tower etc. They also ensure that the
immediate surroundings of the church are kept in good order although the main part of the churchyard is looked after by
volunteers from that area.
The Friends hold several events throughout the year to raise funds and have recently seen a major project, a tea point in the
New members are always welcome, the annual membership is only £12.50. Contact Maureen Johnson on 01379 668478.
For further information please contact The Friends Chairman, John Brawn on 01379 668352
Hoxne Bowls Club
Hoxne Bowls Club is situated behind the pavilion of The Playingfields. IP21 5AD.
Formed in 1919 at The Hoxne Swan, it has subsequently moved to its present location, where it has thrived.
The club is proud that membership is predominantly from Hoxne and the surrounding villages. Though competitive in three
leagues, a friendly and sporting atmosphere is most important. The season runs from Mid-April till the end of August and
membership is £20 per per year. New members of all abilities are always welcome, including juniors accompanied by an
adult. We have a Child Protection Policy and Officer.
For further information contact the secretary: Roger Knight 01379 668403
Hoxne Garden and Social Club
Hoxne Garden and Social Club offers a monthly get together at The Village Hall for members and guests to listen to an
invited speaker on a variety of subjects, not just to do with gardening. We meet on the third Thursday of every month
normally. There is no age range, so you don’t have to be retired before joining. Membership is currently £5 per year and
then members pay £2 at each meeting. (For guests is £3). So far this summer we have had speakers talking about ‘Religious
Guilds of Lavenham’, ‘Foul Murders of East Anglia’, and ‘How to cultivate Sweet Peas’. Our Autumn programme will include
a talk on the work of ‘The British Hen Welfare Trust’, ‘Digging for Britain in the second world war’ hopefully with some ration
book food to try, and in November hopefully a speak from one of our local vineyards, who might even being some samples for
us to try. In the new year we have booked Johnnie Ling to talk about ‘The Mechanical Music Museum’. So, as you can see,
we do cover a variety of topics in our talks. If you fancy joining us, either just turn up on the third Thursday of the month.
Chris Parkin, Chairman
Contact us at: Julie Coop email@example.com
Hoxne Heritage Group
If you wish to join the Hoxne Heritage Group, the annual membership fee is £7. There is also a £1 charge per meeting
attended. For a membership form go to Contacts on http://hoxnehistory.org.uk
Please note this request from the chairman of the group:
Hoxne’s History – Artefacts and Displays in St Peter and St Paul Church
To commemorate the 1150th anniversary of St Edmunds martyrdom plans are being drawn up for the establishment
of the St Edmund Chapel in the North Aisle of the Church.
In order to facilitate construction of the Chapel and the restoration of the screen which was removed some years
ago it will be necessary to temporarily take down and store the exhibits currently located in the North Aisle.
This provides us with a unique opportunity to present our local history as depicted by these exhibits in a better and
more modern way.
The Hoxne History Group together with the Parochial Church Council are working to establish ownership of the
artefacts and displays and refresh and update these hopefully with the assistance and permission of the owners.
Some work has already been undertaken to identify and catalogue everything currently on display, but we do require
help particularly to add new material where appropriate, and more importantly, to maintain what we already have in
good condition for future generations.
As we are uncertain about the ownership and origin of some of the exhibits, we are most anxious to hear from
anyone who may have information that will help us in this regard. Furthermore, if you are someone who cares about
our heritage and would be willing to help with this important ongoing work we shall be very pleased to hear from
Please contact: -
David Hyde Chairman Hoxne Heritage Group
Hoxne Parish Council
Hoxne Parish Council meets of the first Thursday of the month at the playing field pavilion in the summer and St Edmund’s
Village Hall in the winter. The chairman is Ted O’Connor. For any further information you may require relating to Parish
Council Matters, please contact the Clerk, Sarah Foote
Contact Cathie McGregor on 01379 668343 for further details
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The Phoenix Group
The Phoenix Club meets on the second Tuesday every month at St Edmund’s Village Hall at 7.30pm
The Hoxon Hundred
The Hoxon Hundred are a Morris dancing side from the Norfolk/Suffolk border of East Anglia. We are a side with a significant
repertoire including Cotswold, North West Morris, Garland, Rapper Sword and Step dances. Our membership includes
performance, drawing on the many traditions that make up the Morris. During May through to July, on Wednesday nights, we
generally dance at a local pub within a 10 mile radius of our home base, the Suffolk village of Hoxne. From September we
call in on our Wednesday evening sessions 7.30pm – 10.00pm
The Maynard Educational Trust
The Maynard Trust is an educational charity which offers small grants for educational purposes to residents of Hoxne. Set up
originally in 1761 to provide schooling to the children of Hoxne by Lord Maynard, today it now offers small grants to both
generations of Hoxne residents.The Trust meets four times a year and the next meeting is 23rd September 2019
Applications for grant aid should be made in writing to:-
Sarah Foote, Church Hill, Hoxne, Eye, Suffolk IP21
The Village Voices Choir
The Village Voices meet on Monday evening either at St Peter and St Paul Church, Hoxne in the summer or St Edmund’s
Hall, Hoxne in the winter. The Village Voices is a community choir open to all, regardless of ability or previous singing
there is no need to be able to read music. We are based in Hoxne but have members from eighteen villages and one city.
Friendly and welcoming – come along and give us a try. No Audition.