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.

We are back in our church buildings, see Church Services for details of where services are taking place.

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

Sunday after Ascension Day.

Sunday 16 May 2021

Services at 9.30am, 11am and 6.30pm please see Church Services for details.


Sunday 23 May 2021

Services at 9.30am, 11am and 6.30pm please see Church Services for details.

Contact Information

Brickyard Bungalow, Anchor Lane, Abbess Roding