The South Rodings is a Church of England Parish made up of four rural Essex villages with four Parish Churches and a population of 1350 located in the west of the Diocese of Chelmsford in the Deanery of Dunmow & Stansted. The four Churches are St Edmund Abbess Roding, St Botolph Beauchamp Roding, St Michael & All Angels Leaden Roding and St Martin White Roding. The South Rodings are part of a ten Church group along with the Six Parishes under the leadership of our Priest-in-Charge Revd Robert Stone.

For enquiries please get in touch via the details on the Contact Us page. For news and information about the Six Parishes click here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Church of England has suspended all public worship until further notice, we await further guidance on specific issues such as funerals and weddings and will update our website as soon as this information is available.  Please see this link

We have set up a new page here (Our Church Online) where we can share news, sermons, prayers and other information, whilst we are unable to come together for public worship.

In order to prevent the spread of coronvirus we deeply regret that our Church buildings are now closed for private prayer. Please do make use of our online resources. Please do stay in touch with us. Please email Rev'd Robert Stone at with any prayer requests or other questions. 



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:

If you wish to contact our Parish Safeguarding Representative please see ‘About Us and Policies’. 





Upcoming events

Palm Sunday

Sunday 05 April 2020

The beginning of Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday 09 April 2020

Contact Information

17 Horsecroft Abbess Roding