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.


We have set up a new page here (Our Church Online) where we can share news, thoughts, sermons, prayers and other information, whilst restrictions continue.

Post – 31.07.20 – Sunday 2nd August, there will be a said service of Morning Prayer at Great Canfield church at 9.30am led by the Churchwarden. There will no services in our church buildings on 9th August. There are no services via Zoom for either 2nd or 9th August due to annual leave. Please use the online resources available on ‘Our Church Online’ page, or you can join the live stream service at Stebbing church. See ‘Online church page’ for further information.

Post 15.07.20 – As we begin to meet together for public worship in our church buildings, government guidance asks us to collect names and contact numbers for those attending as part of the NHS track and trace process. To support this request a new Covid 19 data privacy policy is required and this is now available on the ‘About us and policies’ page of our website.

Churches open for private prayer  High Easter Wednesdays and Sundays, please see their notice board for times; Good Easter on Wednesday and Sunday mornings; Leaden Roding on Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm

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 see ‘About Us and Policies’.


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