The Friends of the Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House is launched!

On the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September the Ipswich Unitarian Meeting celebrated the completion of the huge restoration project they had been through. On the Saturday the new Friends group was launched at an event which included a presentation by the architect of the work, Stuart Edgar from KLH Architects, a local company, and Trustees.

Stuart Edgar from KLH Architects

The audience heard the story of the work, undertaken by experts, to the fabric of the building, including windows, roof and walls. More about this work is on the Meeting House website.

Tessa Forsdike (Secretary of the Trustees) also thanked the many funders and supporters who made the project possible and introduced the Friends, inviting those attending to join. Everyone then enjoyed champagne, tea and cakes in the Meeting House garden.

Thank you to Willis Towers Watson for their sponsorship of the launch of the Friends of the Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House.

Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride 2021

2020 Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride

In 2020 the Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House was mid-restoration when Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride was held…. but volunteers found a way to get involved!

On Saturday 11th September 2021 those taking part will be able to see the Meeting House in its full glory!

If you want to walk or cycle around Ipswich … and pay us a visit…. go to for more details.

Official launch!

Unitarian Meeting House, pulpit (Patricia Payne, Historic England)

We will be officially launching the Friends of Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House at the celebration event to mark the completion of the restoration project.

On Saturday 25th September at 2pm there will be a chance to hear from those involved in the work, (builder, architect etc) and see for yourself this amazing building.