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 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 …..

Wednesday 4th September – 8.00pm, Prayer Meeting at All Saints, High Roding.

Sunday 8th September – 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Aythorpe Roding Village Hall, teas are back for one Sunday only raising funds for St Mary’s.

Saturday 14th September – 6.00pm, St Andrew’s Church, Good Easter.  Organ Recital in aid of church funds with David Sparrow and Oliver Rowe.  Tickets £10 including a glass of wine/soft drink and available through ‘contacts’ or on the door.

Sunday 29th September – The 10 churches of the Easters, Rodings and Great Canfield join together for a special service when we will give thanks for all God has given us and to all who contribute to the life of our churches.  There will be an opportunity over the harvest season to reflect on the financial and practical help we can each give to sustain our churches in the coming year.

Harvest Festival across the 6Parishes starts when Good Easter and Margaret Roding parishes join together on 22nd September at 11am at St Andrew’s, Good Easter, followed by harvest lunch in the village hall; tickets £8 and available via ‘contacts’.  We continue on 13th October at 11am at St Mary’s, High Easter (please note their Harvest Supper will be at 7pm on Friday 11th October in the village hall) and also at 11am at All Saints, High Roding as they join with Aythorpe Roding.  The service at Great Canfield is on 20th October at 11am.

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