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

Private prayer sessions as Zoom services continue for now

All Saints’ Church in Stock is maintaining its Zoom services for a little while longer - and not yet reopening for restricted church services. 

We are taking a cautious approach partly because of the vulnerability of many in our congregation, for whom the virtual services remain important. We are also looking at ways of coping with other restrictions imposed for church services.

Meanwhile the church is opening its doors to private worship from 2pm to 4pm on Sundays.  Church officials will be on hand to assist with social distancing.  Tinned items for the food bank can also be left for onward delivery.

Thank you to Margaret Odden for the flower display in our photo above.

Contact Jill Need  jilldneed@gmail.com  if you need login details for the Sunday Zoom services or readings and prayers etc .

Join our virtual Sunday Mass

From Fr Stephen Need

I am saying Mass in the Rectory at 10am on Sundays with prayers for Stock and West Hanningfield as well as for those affected by the Coronavirus.

We are broadcasting these Masses on the Zoom internet conference website and invite you all to join us.  Though we are not physically together, it is wonderful to see each other, pray and worship together via the computer.  If you would like to join us and have a computer, please let me have your email address and I shall send you the details. 

My email is swneed@gmail.com

If there is anything I can do to help please ring me on 01277 840442.

Flower Festival & Fete 2021

We have had to abandon any hopes for a postponed 2020 flower festival and fete on the church glebe.  After cancelling the midsummer events because of the pandemic, we had hoped we might have been able to stage something in late September.  The festival committee has regretfully decided that we have had to put aside hopes for a 2020 event but are now planning to come back with even bigger plans for 25 to 27 June 2021.  This has been a blow to the church, which made about £7,000 from last year’s festival - so please contact pauline39collier@gmail.com if you wish to make a donation.


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 dinner dance, flower festival and fete that is one of the biggest events in the village calendar. Please see the following introduction from Fr Stephen Need concerning our worship. And click here to find us.

An introduction to All Saints' Church 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.

Safeguarding

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse 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 at 
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Judith Sabine, who may be contacted at church or by email at judithsabine@btinternet.com

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