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.


The Church of England has suspended all public worship until further notice.  Our churches are now closed for private prayer.  Please see this link https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches#na

We have set up a new page here (Our Church Online) where we can share news, thoughts, sermons, prayers and other information, whilst we are unable to come together for public worship.

New Post – 31.05.20. Join us this Sunday for a live service via Zoom for Pentecost. Details of how to connect are on the ‘churchonline’ page including a children’s activity sheet for Pentecost.

New Post – 15.05.20, If you are able to make a regular or one-off donation to the work of your local church at this time, we would be very grateful. A number of our planned community fundraising events which are so vital to our income, have had to be cancelled.  Details of how to give to each of our churches is in our weekly notice sheet on the ‘churchonline’ page, or please use our contacts page to get in touch. 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’.

NEWS – What’s happening …..

Please note, Lent Lunches have been cancelled for the remaining three weeks, (please see here for more on how you can still help).

Use this link to see what’s happening in the South Rodings parish, https://e-voice.org.uk/southrodingschurches/