Welcome to the Six Parishes
The ‘Six Parishes’ are part of a group of ten Church of England churches which cover the villages of The Rodings, Easters and Great Canfield in the Diocese of Chelmsford. We are located in rural west Essex, under the leadership of Revd Robert Stone.
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.
Along with our four neighbouring churches which make up the parish of the South Rodings, 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. Service details can be found on the ‘When we meet’ page.
LATEST NEWS …..
We are open for public worship and are meeting in our church buildings on Sundays. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our services. The September rota is now available to view here
We are open for individual private prayer at High Easter on Wednesdays and Sundays please see notice board for exact times. At Good Easter on Wednesday and Sunday mornings (please note there is no access during September and October due to roof repairs) and Leaden Roding Sunday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm.
We meet on Zoom for our mid-week service, for our 10 churches prayer meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8pm, and for Home Group Fridays at 2pm. Please see ‘onlinechurch’ for details.
Starting 1 October, join us for Alpha online, details in the Notice Sheet
Weekly Notice Sheet 6P270920
Financial Giving – We are very grateful to the generosity of so many people who provide their time, talents and financial support to sustain the life and ministry of the 10 churches. Regular giving is essential to help us plan our mission and ministry and to pay the insurance and cover maintenance for our 10 historic church buildings. The loss of income from giving in the collection plate on Sunday mornings, from not being able to hold weddings and funeral services in church and the loss of a number of planned community fundraising events, is having a major impact on our income, whilst the outgoings remain largely unchanged. We need income of at least £8,500 per month across the 10 churches to balance the books. If you can support any of our village churches with a regular or one-off donation we would be very grateful. There are further details on how to give here. Thank you.
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’.
Use this link to see what’s happening in the South Rodings parish, https://e-voice.org.uk/southrodingschurches/