All Saints' Church, Stock, Essex (parish of Stock Harvard)
- overall introduction, plus details for Flower Festival 2017
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.
The 2017 Flower Festival, Fete & Dinner Dance, 16 to 18 June
FRIDAY 16 JUNE
7.30pm: The dinner dance on The Glebe has the fancy dress theme of "Everything Disney". Tickets £27 inc. meal and complimentary welcome drink, with live band and bar. Contact Tara 07787 555578 or Miranda 07909 522763.
SATURDAY 17 JUNE
Noon: The flower displays open in the church. The theme is the "English Country Garden".
Also noon: The fete opens on the Glebe, running till 5pm. Attractions include Cream Teas, Grand Draw, Tombola, Craft stalls, children's dancing and games plus much more to keep all ages amused.
7.30pm: A concert in the church with Allegro Choir.
SUNDAY 18 JUNE
11am: The Festival Mass.
After the Mass: The barbecue and tea till 3.30pm.
Flower arrangements in the church from 17 to 22 June 2017
See elsewhere on the page for dates and times of the 2017 Flower Festival, but you can play a role in this busy but joyous weekend. Bake something for the cake stall, help with a sideshow or tea tent, or join the working parties to set up and take it all down. Help us with one of the best village events in Essex. Please contact Jill Need on 07896 411 705 for more information.
Weekly Service Times
8am Said Mass
11am Solemn Mass with choir
6pm Evening Service
10am Said Mass
On major festivals there will often be additional masses. The order for mass 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.