All Saints' Church, Stock, Essex (parish of Stock Harvard)
Lent and Holy Week 2019
Lent concert, Sunday 7 Apr, 7.30pm
Stock Music Society Choir led by Tom Potten, the choir’s Musical Director, with Cadenza Music School Orchestra. Including performance of new "Mass for Stock Harvard" by Tom Potten.
Palm Sunday, Eucharist, Sunday 14 Apr, 11am
Preceded by procession
Maundy Thursday, Eucharist, Thursday 18 Apr, 8pm
Followed by stripping of the altar and Watch until midnight
Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, Eucharist
Friday 19 Apr, 2pm
Departing in silence
The Easter Vigil, Eucharist, Saturday 20 Apr, 8pm
Followed by the Easter Breakfast
Easter Sunday, Eucharist, Sunday 21 Apr, 8am
Said Mass of the Dawn
Easter Sunday, Eucharist, 21 Apr, 11am
A joyous family-friendly service
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 (more details below). 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
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
* Please contact Fr Stephen for any information on weddings, funerals and baptisms.
The Church tower has been repainted, thanks to funds from the Friends of All Saints' Church, and lit every evening with new energy-efficient LED floods paid for by an anonymous donor.