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.

Update 03.07.20  Following the announcement that churches can open for public worship, this Sunday 5th July there will be a said Common Worship evening prayer service at 6.30pm at Beauchamp Roding church. We continue to meet at 11am on Sundays for our main service via Zoom and details can be found on the ‘Our Church Online’ page. Following the government announcement in mid-June that churches can open for private individual prayer, High Easter church will be open Wednesdays and Sundays from 28th June; Good Easter church on Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 1st July; Leaden Roding church on Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm.

Our Church Online

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. Please do make use of our online resources and please do stay in touch with us.

Please email Rev'd Robert Stone at with any prayer requests or other questions. 


A prayer for the Coronavirus pandemic

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.



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

Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 12 July 2020

South Rodings PCC Meeting

Tuesday 14 July 2020

A meeting of the Parochial Church Council.

Contact Information

17 Horsecroft Abbess Roding