Welcome to the Churches in the Easters, Rodings and Great Canfield

We are a group of ten Church of England churches which serve 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.

We have the privilege of worshiping weekly in different village churches where the Christian faith has been celebrated for over 800 years, most of our churches have two Sunday services each month. We have a range of services from informal all age services to the more traditional services including Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion and Evening Prayer.  With 10 churches the pattern can change, so please check service details here for what’s happening this month.


A Prayer for Ukraine – God of peace and justice. we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow. that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen

Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

There is one notice sheet for the month of August, 10CAugust 2022

Children’s Summer Holiday Club – Monday 15 August from 10am to 3pm, see ‘children and youth’ page on this website for further details including how to register.

Parish News for July is now available. Vicar’s letter for the month can be read here where you will also find details of how to subscribe.

Join us every Sunday in our churches, service details are on the page ’10 churches service rota’.

We continue to 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 Groups. Please see our Our Church Online page for details.

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. 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.

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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 get in touch here

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