This calendar of events at St Mary’s Church will be frequently updated to include ticketing and pricing details that are not immediately available, but will be posted as artists and musicians confirm.

All jazz event details are also available from /hay-jazz 




Saturday 21st July

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Janice Day and Martin Litton. Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

With all new material from last year’s ‘1929’ concert, the internationally-renowned jazz pianist and vintage repertory vocaliste skip forward ten years and perform classic songs from 1939, including Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, along with piano pieces from the period, in a faithful reproduction of the popular songs of the dance band era.

AN INVITATION  Saturday 28th July 3.00pm to 5.00 pm.

Afternoon Tea at the Vicarage: 19 The Meadows Hay-on-Wye.

A cordial invitation to come and view Father Richard’s lovely garden with afternoon tea on the lawn.

Sandwiches, Scones and Cake.

£5 per person. All proceeds to church funds.

Saturday 4th August

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee.  Free entry, retiring collection.

7.30pm Jazz Evening: Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham accompanied by Martin Litton.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham: guitar, vocals, banjo, ukulele. His vast experience of working with the best in British, European, American and Australian musicians in a relatively small number of years has made him one of the most technically brilliant musicians on the British jazz circuit. He has featured with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven, Monty Sunshine, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber’s Band, and Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, to name but a few.

Saturday 25th August 3.00pm – 4.30pm   COULROPHOBIA By Pickled Image

Enough subversive humour to please the most cynical of theatre goers.

Presented by Pickled Image one of the UK’s foremost and highly respected puppet companies, and direct from a leg of their European Tour to St Mary’s for a ‘Jaunt through the Kingdom’, comes Coulrophobia and a story of two clowns trapped in a cardboard world.

A co-production funded by Nordland Visual Theatre, Norway and the Arts Council of England, the performance started life with a three-pronged challenge – to make a show that constantly felt like it was about to derail; to make a show that had a very antagonistic relationship with puppetry and lastly, to exploit the premise that clowns are scary.

Join Dik and Adam and a lot of cardboard – on a ridiculous, anarchic, often hysterical and sometimes terrifying quest for freedom.

Limited tickets. Don’t  miss  it!!

Tickets: £15.00 from:;; the Old Electric, Hay-on-Wye and the Globe, Hay-on-Wye.

A non-stop riot of a show. A complete pleasure to watch as it moves seamlessly from the sinister to the touching to the outright hilarious

Stage Talk magazine *****

This performance in the flesh mixes silly slapstick with acute cognizance, peppered by flashes of the sinister and bought to life by two performers at the peak of their clowning powers.

The Wee Review, Edinburgh *****

Saturday 1st September

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Saturday 15th September

7.30pm Jazz Evening: Keith Nichols.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Keith Nichols, multi-instrumentalist. BBC Jazz Heritage Award-winning Keith Nichols is the UK’s premier vintage pianist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of early jazz. His current concert projects include tributes to Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, plus an ambitious chronological show, ‘Jazz Classics Revisited’, which he illustrates with great aplomb, playing not only the piano in the classic ‘stride’ style but also other instruments which he accomplishes with consummate ease.

Saturday 6th October

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Sunday 7th October

3.00pm. Russian choir: Volksrenjie Choir of St Petersburg.

An afternoon concert by this outstanding, internationally renowned, Russian choir.

Tea and cakes will be available.

Tickets £12.00.  Students £6.00. Available from Richard Booth’s Bookshop.

In person, by ‘phone on 01497 820322/822010, or via