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 the safeguarding, care an nurture of everyone within our communities. Please see ‘About Us and Policies’ for further details on the Six Parishes Safeguarding policy and who to contact.

NEWS – What’s happening in June

The Deanery walk on Saturday 16th June comes to The Six Parishes and will be hosted by St Mary’s, Great Canfield. Please come along and join us as we meet at the church at 9am for a three-mile circular walk. People not wanting to walk are welcome to join us at the church for refreshments from 10am which will be followed by a short time of worship.

On Sunday 30th June the Ten Churches will be coming together to walk and worship. The morning will start at 9am at Aythorpe Roding church with a short service of Holy Communion, we will then walk across the fields to High Roding church arriving at 10.30am before heading to Great Canfield to conclude our morning at 11.30am.  You are welcome to join us for the whole morning or at any point along the route or in the churches.

St Mary the Virgin, Great Canfield on Sunday 30th June at 3pm. An afternoon of Classical Style music with Isabella Valentini – Soprano. Accompanied by Stephen King on Piano. Tickets £10.00 including Refreshments.

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