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.


WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY 8pm, BBC2 Digging for Britain features a dig in Northern Ireland which finally locates the site of a WW11 aircraft which crashed after a secret mission went terribly wrong. Read the story here of Flt Sgt Stanley Frederick Chadwick first published in November 2021 Parish News, who was killed in the accident and is remembered on the Good Easter war memorial.

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

Weekly church notice sheet 10C090122

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

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. 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.

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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/