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St Margaret's Church, Tilbury Juxta Clare

"An unspoiled church in a peaceful setting"

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St Margaret of Antioch Church, Toppesfield

"A peaceful sanctuary and the heart of a vibrant rural community"

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St Peter & St Thomas Church, Stambourne

"An all encompassing church, which is open to the community at all times"

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St John The Baptist Church, Little Yeldham

"An intimate and peaceful environment, here to offer a warm welcome to everyone"

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St Andrew's Church, Great Yeldham

"Open and welcoming for everyone"

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St Nicholas Church, Castle Hedingham

"An ancient church working hard to provide outreach"

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St Peter's Church, Sible Hedingham

"A focal point of village life"

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The Hedinghams and Upper Colne Benefice Parishes

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New Priests 1st October 2022

Revd Caroline Brown

Hedinghams and upper colne Benefice

Revd Katharine Sale

North Hinkford Team Ministry

 Presided over by Bishop of Colchester Roger Morris


We are a group of seven churches in the historic, beautifully rural Hedingham and Upper Colne area.

Each of our churches has its own individual and unique personality. However, as a benefice, we are united in our shared passion of serving the people in our communities. We’re a caring, friendly and open-minded group who’s primary role is to take good care of souls. Learn about our wider vision and how we engage with our community below.

A vision for our churches

In the light of God’s call, our vision is to promote Christian faith and fellowship in our community by :

  • proclaiming the Gospel of God’s saving love through Jesus Christ
  • worshiping God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit with joy and sincerity
  • welcoming all who come to church, respecting our differences
  • serving one another and this community in the power of God’s grace
  • praying for parishioners in need and for the wider community
  • meeting our financial obligations
  • doing all that we can with care and joy

We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. 

The PCC has 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

Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative can be found on our website.