Welcome to the churches in the Easters, Rodings and Great Canfield
All our communities are now in Tier 4. From January 2021 we move back to online Sunday Services and this will continue until further notice. You are all invited to join us, details of the Zoom links are on ‘Our Church Online‘ page.
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.
LATEST NEWS …..
Weekly church notice sheet, 10C 240121
High Roding Church, Petition for Faculty – Whilst our church buildings are closed we are instructed by the chancellor to display any requests for faculties on our website for 28 days, this replaces the requirement to display the notice inside the church. We have received a faculty application to replace a memorial in High Roding churchyard. Full details including how to comment can be viewed here
Individual private prayer at High Easter on Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings. At Good Easter all day Sunday and Leaden Roding Sunday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm.
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 Group. 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. 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 get in touch here
Use this link to see what’s happening in the South Rodings parish, https://e-voice.org.uk/southrodingschurches/