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We have a vacancy for a part time Service Delivery Manager, for 22 hours a week for 17,400 a year. To see the job advertisement click here

The Art Ministry joined the national Warm Welcome Spaces initiative thanks to funding from the Government's Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund, delivered by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Warm Welcome Spaces opened their doors to local communities across the country, offering everyone a free, warm, welcoming and friendly space. The Art Ministry's Warm Welcome Space, was a great place to connect with your community, to make new friends, while spending a couple of hours doing art and craft activities get creative and keeping warm.

We have an art and craft session for children with visual impairments, their siblings and friends this Saturday, 20th April, from 10 to 11.30, and on the third Saturday of the month thereafter. If it's your first session it is free, otherwise it is 2 per child. We are at The Hadleigh United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ. There is free parking nearby in Rectory Road. Please message us if you want to come. Click here for details.


What a great start to November! We have been awarded 14,000 by Essex County Council, 12,050 by the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund and 1,407 by the Co-op Community Foundation.


We had a fundraising meal at the Shagor Tandoori Restaurant on 26th October and raised just over 300.


We provided free art and craft activities at the Lions Mid Summer Sports Day and Fun Festival for Disabled People on 29th July. You can see photos on our Facebook page - Lions Mid Summer Photos


We held a Seaside Summer Crafts afternoon at our base in Hadleigh on Thursday 20th July. We were indoors and outdoors, the weather was good to us and the event was well attended by the local community and our service users. There were free activities and others costing just 50p or 1 and refreshments including drink and a cake for just 1! We always strive to make our events accessible to all.


We just created two galleries, a general one and one for Coronation crafts


General Gallery


Coronation Gallery


Thanks to funding from the Comic Relief Community Fund and Essex County Council we were able to open up to the whole community for free our Monday morning, 11 to 1, and Thursday afternoon, 2 to 4, creative sessions from January to March.


Thanks to additional funding from the Co-op Warm Spaces initiative we were able to keep these sessions free until the end of April.


Our Monday morning Cosy Crafts session featured on BBC Look East on Red Nose Day due to it being funded by Comic Relief you can read the BBC website article by clicking the link below:


Welcome to The Art Ministrys website. We are a small Essex based charity and we run art and craft sessions for our local community to help improve their mental health and well being.


The Art Ministry was founded in 1992 and became a registered charity in 2005.

We aim to involve members of the local community in creative activity to provide them with opportunities for increasing social interaction, boosting self confidence, improving self esteem and having fun to help maintain or improve the mental health and well being.

Our regular creative sessions focus on people most likely to benefit from the opportunity of being involved in them, namely children and adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, visual impairments and/or mental health issues.

We extend our engagement with the community by working in partnership with other charities, schools, social housing schemes and local government to provide children, young people and adults.

We engage an even wider audience in creative activities at an average of 10 community events each year.

We are based in Hadleigh in Essex and operate across south East Essex.


See whats going on at The Art Ministry by going to our calendar.


Learn a bit more about us by watching this You Tube video.


Start crafting at home by watching one of our videos below:






Make felt mice

Make eco flowers


Make a happy hanging decoration

Make a paper butterfly





Make a pocket notebook

Paint folk art style

Make mixed media birds

Make a papier mache memory board



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The Art Ministry, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2DQ, Registered Charity Number: 1108227