Useful Community Information

Looking for organisations or groups in Halesworth to try something new? Thinking about doing a spot of volunteering? Or have you recently joined the Halesworth community and want to find your niche and some friendly faces to help you settle in?

Here’s all those useful need-to-know contacts, info and some answers to frequently asked questions – for help, advice, work, rest, play and support in Halesworth.


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Community Activities & Groups

When: Tuesdays from 9.oo am
Where: The United Reform Church

Contact: Elizabeth Hurc  –

A welcoming community choir singing a range of music from local singer songwriters to pieces from around the world.

When : Alternate Sunday mornings, 10.30 – 12.30
Where:  The Cut

As well as a library, host to a full range of activities from baby and toddler groups to games and social Sundays.

Where: Bridge St, Halesworth IP19 8AD 

Contact: 01986 875095  /

Where: The Rifle Hall, London Road, Halesworth

Contact: 07912 849995


Membership organisation offering a range of activities for those not in full-time employment.



Sports & Leisure

Contact: 01986 874399

Contact: 01473 327366


Contact: 01986 875567


Contact: 07375 675659


Various teams for every age and ability.

Contact: 07900 274279

Martial Arts School

Contact: 07908 786278

Dance, musical theatre and cheerleading classes for all ages and abilities.

Contact: 07985 521888


Venues for Hire

Where: Located in the Co-Op store off London Road –  Saxons Way, IP19 8LU
01986 872386

Where: Steeple End, IP19 8LL

Contact: 01986 875941

Where: The Angel Hotel, Angel Link/ Thoroughfare Halesworth 

Contact: 01986 873365


Where: London Rd, IP19 8LW

Contact: 07947 080984 /


Voluntary Organisations

Open to everyone

Where: St Mary’s Church
When:  Monday, Wednesday and Saturday – 10am-11.30am

Provides local bus service and bus hire.

Contact: 01986 875900


Additional community transport providers / information: 

getting about 

Group of volunteers helping to run the library and events.

Contact: 01986 875095

Group supporting how climate change will impact Halesworth and surrounding areas organising events and fundraising.

Contact: 07920 055888


Networking business group for all to promote business, tourism and community spirit across Halesworth and Blyth Valley in partnership with local authorities.

Contact: 01986 232006 /


A dedicated team raising the profile of dementia in the area and offering financial help and support to carers and people living with dementia.

Contact: 01986 875641


Team of volunteers who work throughout the year to fundraise for and organise the annual Halesworth Festive Lights event.

Contact: 01986 874517

Group of volunteers dedicated to the improvement of our beautiful Suffolk town through floral displays and fundraising events.



Largest service organisation in the world fundraising activities to benefit local, national and international causes.

Contact: 07840 982171


Member’s of the UK Men’s Shed Association where men can meet and share tools and resources to work no their projects at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and secure environment.

Contact: 01986 835905


A charity dedicated to trying to restore the 3ft narrow gauge railway from Halesworth to Southwold.

Contact: 01986 874240 /


Promoting Halesworth and Blyth Valley tourist attractions and working together to share ideas and initiatives.

Contact: 01986 874292 /


Recruiting and supporting volunteers in and around Halesworth. Community Car Scheme, befriending, gardening and odd jobs.

Contact: 01986 875600


Meeting regularly at The Stables, in The Angel Hotel.

Contact: 01473 251632


Group of volunteers giving time, money and skills to work on preserving and improving our wonderful Millennium Green.

Contact: 07811 630946 /


Supporting local people with life-changing illnesses in Halesworth and surrounding areas.

Contact: 01986 899655 /


Faith Groups

St Mary’s Church, Steeple End, IP19 8LL
01986 875941

Group of volunteers supporting the work of the church and its building.

Contact: 01986 874951 /


The Church’s first venue was the Rifle Hall in Halesworth. Meetings now take place in the nearby village of Cratfield. 

Where: School Farm, Church Road, Cratfield, Halesworth, IP19 0BU 
When: Sundays 10.00-11.30 am School Farm, Church Road, Cratfield, Halesworth, IP19 0BU. 


Where: 16 Quay Street, Halesworth,IP19 8PE

Contact: 01986 784504


Where: Church Farm Lane, Halesworth, IP19 8SY

Contact: 01502 723207