For more than 1,000 years Hadstock church has stood beside the Icknield Way, Britain's oldest prehistoric pathway, overlooking the small north Essex village of Hadstock, a community of 130 households. This beautiful and simple building contains unique and important features, including the countrys oldest wooden door still in use.
The Friends of St Botolph's was established as a charity in 2002 (Registered Charity No 1096540) with the sole object of helping to raise the money required to preserve the fabric of the church. The Friends have raised funds by holding a series of highly acclaimed concerts in the church to take advantage of St Botolph's superb acoustics.
Friends of St Botolphs Hadstock is a Registered Charity dedicated to raising funds for the upkeep of the historic Hadstock Church. Events, including the Hadstock Music Festival, are organised throughout the year and attract world class musicians and performers. The amazing accoustics of the church are much appreciated by performers and audience alike.