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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 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 Margaret's Church, Tilbury Juxta Clare

"An unspoiled church in a peaceful setting"

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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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Church opening during Pandemic.

Whilst adhering to the regulations for covid-19 there will still be services online. Please check our Services & Events on our website to find out a service near you.

Sunday service’s are available on the Facebook, Village pages, YouTube (search for Revd Liz Paxton) or our website go to the link Videos at the top right of home page.

The Hedinghams and Upper Colne Benefice plan to re-open their churches on Easter Sunday
4th April 2021 and Sundays after,
social distancing will apply

Please go to the top of the main page of the website and click on the Services and Events link for further details.

As a church community we are still praying for this situation and our parishes and we send our every blessing.

Dear All, I assume that the majority of you have by now been made are aware that Prince Philip died yesterday.

Our Churches will be availably for the bells to be chimed at noon and Private Prayer.

There will NOT be any physical books of condolence due to the current restrictions.

There will however be an online Condolence Book on the Church of England website 

Please go to https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip

His Royal Highness Prince Philip’s funeral is scheduled for 14th April 2021 RIP

Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip

10 JUNE 1921 – 9 APRIL 2021

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.