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.

All our communities are now in Tier 4. From January 2021 we move back to online Sunday services and this will continue until further notice. You are all invited to join us, details of the Zoom links are on ‘Our Church Online’ page here.

Lent 2021, Ash Wednesday service 17th February on Zoom @7pm, details on the ‘Our Online Church’ page here. Please click here for a Pancake Day activity sheet. For other suggestions for lent see the ‘What’s On’ page here.

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 Lent

Sunday 28 February 2021

Zoom services at 9.30 and 11am see for details. Revd Janet Nicholls Diocesan Rural Advisor will be our guest preacher.

Midweek Service.

Wednesday 03 March 2021

Mid-Week Service held via Zoom - All welcome login details below:

Meeting ID: 871 1978 2204 and Passcode: 907195

Contact Information

Brickyard Bungalow, Anchor Lane, Abbess Roding