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

Services restart at All Saints' Church

The weekly Sunday service resumes at 11am on 6 December at All Saints' Church in Stock. 


Numbers will be limited so email Pauline Collier at

pauline39collier@gmail.com to book a place.


As well as social distancing, there will be no choir, no servers, no books and no coffee afterwards.  Worshippers will be directed to seats and masks must be worn in church. **Please bring your own mask**


We shall be broadcasting the service live on Zoom.  This is specifically to help anyone who misses out on a space or is shielding - but anyone is welcome to join.  Email Pauline Collier at pauline39collier@gmail.com for the link and any other information.


For all pastoral matters, email Fr Stephen Need at swneed@gmail.com (or call him on 01277 840422).


Churchyard rules

The graveyard at All Saints' Church and its Garden of Remembrance (in and around which ashes are interred) are subject to rules imposed by the Diocese of Chelmsford. Click HERE to download the diocesan Churchyard Handbook (in pdf format) that applies to all churchyards in the area. Similar rules are common across England.

On this site: Stock Churchyard and Garden of Remembrance

Flower Festival & Fete 2021

We had to abandon any hopes for even 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 are now planning to come back with even bigger plans for 25 to 27 June 2021.  The loss of the 2020 event has been a financialblow 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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