St Mary's is the Mother Church of the town and people have worshipped here since 1831. We are an Anglican church in the catholic tradition of the Church of England.
Today we are an eclectic community of people seeking to journey together on the pilgrimage of faith whilst making the love and peace of Christ known and being a transforming presence in the community we serve.
Whatever the reason you have visited today, and whoever you are, you are welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.
If you'd like to know what we really mean when we say 'you're welcome', read our Welcome Charter.
Fr Gareth Jones, Vicar.
STAY AT HOME
Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus HM Government and the Archbishops of Canterbury
and York have suspended all public services across the UK.
In these unprecedented times we are seeking to maintain a pattern of regular prayer and worship using online streaming and other resources.
Live Streamed Services
Mon - Fri & Sun
5.30pm Evening Prayer
9.15pm Compline (Sunday only)
You can access the live online worship by clicking here
If you would like to receive updates about these services please add your details to our contact list at the bottom of this page.
For current information about the parish please see the latest newsletter here
For current information from Her Majesty's Government please see here
For current information from the NHS please see here
For current information from the Diocese of Chelmsford please see here
To speak to a priest please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page