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.

Our buildings are RE-OPENING for public worship in line with latest government guidance on SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER. 

Advent, see this link for an online advent calendar This covers the themes of Hope, Peace, Love and Joy through the lenses of scripture, music, visual art, tradition, and creative writing.

Christmas services, we look forward to welcoming you to our churches during the festive season, details of what’s on can be viewed here Numbers are restricted and it will be necessary to book for some of the services.

To book White Roding carol service call Judith on 01279 876186 or 07745 072264.

On Christmas Eve High Roding and Leaden Roding churches will be open from 2pm to 5pm for Christmas Crib Experiences. No need to book. There will be carols playing and an opportunity to stop at various Christmas story scenes to reflect. The final scene will of course be the crib, and this year we would like you to bring a paper angel to add to the scene so that by the time everyone has visited we will have our own heavenly host declaring “Joy to the World!”.

 We are open for individual private prayer at High Easter Wednesdays and Sundays, please see their notice board for times; Good Easter all day Sunday and Leaden Roding on Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm.

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 Group Fridays at 2pm. Please see ‘onlinechurch’ here for details.




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

Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday 06 December 2020

Services at 9.30am, 11am and 3pm please see Church services for details.

Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 13 December 2020

Services at 11am, 3pm, 4pm and 6pm see Church services for details.

Contact Information

Brickyard Bungalow, Anchor Lane, Abbess Roding