Welcome to the Six Parishes
The Six Parishes are a group of Church of England churches in the Diocese of Chelmsford located in rural west Essex. Across the parishes we offer a friendly welcome to both those living locally and visitors – whether you are checking out for the first time what following Jesus Christ means or if you already know Him.
We offer a range of services – from the more informal all age services to more traditional services including Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion and Evening Prayer. There is a Junior Church once a month at Good Easter (4th Sunday), and several times a year the parishes get together for services.
We are currently in vacancy and have formed a new ministry group with our neighbours in the South Rodings. The search is on to find a Parish Priest who will lead this group of 10 villages in the next phase of their journey; the Parish Profile can be viewed on the ‘About us and Policies’ page of this website.
We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. The PCCs have adopted the Church of England’s policies and best-practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding
If you wish to contact our Parish Safeguarding Representative please see ‘About Us and Policies’.
NEWS – What’s happening …..
Harvest Festival across the 6Parishes starts when Good Easter and Margaret Roding parishes join together on 22nd September at 11am at St Andrew’s, Good Easter, followed by harvest lunch in the village hall. We continue on 13th October at 11am at St Mary’s, High Easter (please note their Harvest Supper will be at 7pm on Friday 11th October in the village hall) and also at 11am at All Saints, High Roding as they join with Aythorpe Roding. The service at Great Canfield is on 20th October at 11am.
Saturday 26th October, children in years 6 to 9 are invited to join us at White Roding church for our annual film night. Hot dogs, donuts and a treasure hunt in the churchyard. Cost is £2 per child.
Wednesday 6th November – 8.00pm, Prayer Meeting at All Saints, High Roding.
Remembrance Sunday 10th November – A joint six parishes service will be held at High Easter church starting at 10.50am where the names of those who lost their lives in conflict from all six villages will be read and remembered. An additional service will take place at St Andrews, Good Easter at 3pm.
Sunday 17th November – Shoe box Sunday, bring you filled shoe boxes to White Roding at 11am where the 10 churches will be coming together to receive and commit shoeboxes for their onward journey.
Sunday 24th November – Stir up Sunday, Good Easter Village Hall 3pm to 5pm. Come along and make your own Christmas Pudding! All ingredients and take home box provided, all you need to bring is an apron, mixing bowl and wooden spoon. Tickets £10 per person to include mulled wine and mince pies, tickets must be bought in advance via the Parish Administrator, see contacts page.
Sunday 1st December – GR4C, a holiday club event for primary school aged children, Good Easter Village Hall from 1pm to 3pm. This is a free event as we ‘Get Ready for Christmas’ and will be the usual mix of games, crafts and stories. You must register in advance, please contact the Parish Administrator.
Use this link to see what’s happening in the South Rodings parish, www.essexinfo.net/southrodingschurches