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 delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev Robert Stone to the 10 churches.  Robert will be licensed by the Bishop of Colchester and installed by the Archdeacon of Stansted on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm at St Mary the Virgin, High Easter.  For more information, please contact the Parish Administrator


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 …..

Carol Services in the Six Parishes

Aythorpe Roding – Sunday 22nd December at 11am

Good Easter – Sunday 15th December at 4pm

Great Canfield – Sunday 15th December at 11am

High Easter – Sunday 15th December at 6.30pm

High Roding – the community will join with Aythorpe Roding

Margaret Roding – Sunday 15th December at 3pm

Carol Singing

Good Easter, Tuesday 17th December at 6.30pm, meet at the bus stop

Great Canfield, Tuesday 17th December

Christmas Eve

High Roding 2pm, Crib Service

High Easter 4.30pm, Christingle Service

Great Canfield 11.30pm, Midnight Communion

Christmas Day

Good Easter 10am, Christmas Communion

Use this link to see what’s happening in the South Rodings parish, www.essexinfo.net/southrodingschurches