All Saints' Church, Stock, Essex (parish of Stock Harvard)

Mystic the barn owl showed her dignity and beauty in All Saints’ Church for the 2019 Flower Festival fete and flew up to the beams that must seem like her traditional perch. It capped a magical summer day where:

* Stock schoolchildren danced with joy;
* the Windmill Theatre Group performed with such winning confidence and skill;
* the Mayflower Morris Men invited festival-goers to join their ancient dances;
* and the Blue Falcons gymnasts showed bravery and skill in another dazzling display. 

Meanwhile Mystic the rescued barn owl descended with grace to round off an inspiring glimpse of feathered talents from the Imperial Birds of Prey Academy. 

Thanks to all who performed, supported and applauded. See you in 2020!

All Saints' Church is the parish church of Stock Harvard, in the village of Stock. This ancient building is Grade 1 listed and sits beside a large graveyard, a garden of remembrance and a glebe - which is a field used for the midsummer weekend dinner dance, flower festival and fete that is one of the biggest events in the village calendar. Please see the neighbouring introduction from Fr Stephen Need concerning our worship. And click here to find us.

Weekly Service Times

8am Said Eucharist
11am Solemn Eucharist with choir
6pm Evening Service

Most Wednesdays
10am Said Eucharist

On major festivals there will often be additional Eucharist services. The order generally follows Common Worship Order One.

Introduction from Fr Stephen Need

The first written evidence of the existence of a church in Stock is in 1232, and it is reasonable to suppose that a church, consisting of a nave and a chancel, was erected here in the early Norman period.

The building, and the generations of Christians that have worshipped here for hundreds of years, witness to the timeless truths of the Gospel. Christ is as present with us today as he was present when All Saints was first built and the villagers first worshipped within its hallowed walls.

Stock is a village about a mile north of Billericay and 6 miles south of Chelmsford. It used to be called Stock Harvard and the ecclesiastical parish is still known by that name.

All Saints is the village parish church where Christians of different backgrounds from the village and surrounding area come together in the company of all the saints to worship the living God.

We stand within the catholic tradition of the Church of England, and at the heart of our life is the celebration of the Mass. Sunday by Sunday, and during the week, we gather to do what our Lord commanded us, to receive the body and blood of Christ in Holy Communion and to hear God speak to us through the Scriptures.

As members of his Church we all seek to follow Jesus, through whom we can enjoy a living relationship with God.

If you would like to find out more about us or to discover more about the Christian faith then please get in touch, or come and visit us.

Fr Stephen Need
01277 840442

* Please contact Fr Stephen for any information on weddings, funerals and baptisms.


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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 at

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Judith Sabine, who may be contacted at church or by email at

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