Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Hadleigh

History

As a one-time 'ARCHIEPISCOPAL PECULIAR' directly under the jurisdiction of the archbishop of Canterbury and not the local bishop (991-1838), Hadleigh has been at the forefront of church reform.

In the 1550's Reverand Dr Rowland Taylor and his curate Richard Yeomans were martyred for their beliefs.

In 1604-1611 John Overall and John Bois who both attended school in Hadleigh, later became translators of the King James Authorized Version of the Bible.

In 1833 the Hadleigh Conference gave birth to the Oxford Movement.