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The Art Ministry was founded in 1992 by the late Reverend Angela Cotton. In 2005 The Art Ministry became a registered charity governed by a board of trustees according to a declaration of trust.

The Art Ministry is a charity dedicated to providing affordable arts and crafts activities to less able children and adults from south east Essex. By engaging in the creative process they can make friends, boost their self confidence, improve their self esteem and engage with the local community in a caring environment.


We are based in Hadleigh, Essex and provide regular arts and craft sessions to about 100 children and adults from south east Essex. Our only employees are the five part time session leaders, and so we rely on about 35 volunteers, including seven trustees, to run The Art Ministry. We provide all that we do for less than it would cost us to pay one manager.

We currently have vacancies for trustees. Please below to see the role descriptions:

Trustee Role Description

The objectives of The Art Ministry are:

To provide a safe environment and facilities in a wide variety of arts and crafts and other art forms for all of the community and to encourage creativity and therapy through art forms.

To bring widely disparate members of the community together through the common language of art, with a bias to the minorities, excluded and disaffected groups or individuals.


To work with schools, colleges, churches, local authorities, disabled, disadvantaged groups or individuals in the local community.


The Trustees of The Art Ministry are:

Tamara Batchelor

Lisa Goldsmith

Betty McCarthy - Bookkeeper

Sarah Ridgewell - Minutes Secretary

Verna Ring

Allan Webb - Chair and Treasurer

Nel Wilkinson


Special Officer:


Helen Rubinstein - Safeguarding Officer



Click here see our details at The Charity Commissionís website.














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