Events list

We have been working hard to create a Covid safe space to resume worship in our churches and are delighted to announce the following services.  For services at Ford End we do need people to book in advance to ensure that the Church is within capacity.  Please contact Sheila Bearman on 07977077945 with your name, how many in your group or bubble and a contact phone number.
For most services at Great Waltham it is not necessary to book but please allow extra time to sign in and to be seated.

We are experimenting with using Eventbrite to book tickets for services at Ford, to ensure social distancing numbers are limited, please book your place here using the Eventbrite booking system (which will also record the relevant details for Track and Trace purposes):

4 October         Great Waltham     Communion 11.00
11 October       Ford End               Communion 9.30
11 October       Chignal Smealey 11 am  Harvest Thanksgiving in the church yard to be led by Canon Rev’d Janet Nicholls, Rural and Agricultural Chaplin for the Diocese. Please bring a garden chair, and perhaps an umbrella and waterproofs!
Car parking in the cricket field. Gifts of tinned and dried food for the Chelmsford Food Bank
18 October      Great Waltham  Joint Service of Harvest and Thanksgiving at 11.00 followed by the APCM
25 October      Ford End               Communion 9.30
1 November    Great Waltham   Communion 11.00
8th November Remembrance Services Details to be announced
15 November  Ford End Communion 9.30
22 November  Ford End  Communion 9.30
29 November  Great Waltham    Communion Joint Service for the 6 Chuches 10.30 am
6th December    Ford End       Communion 9.30
6th December    Great Waltham Christingle 3 pm TBC
13 December    Great Waltham    Communion 11.00
20 December    Great Waltham  Nine Lessons and Carols 3pm
24 December    Great Waltham Crib Service TBC details to follow

24 December     Ford End “Crib Event” 3- 5pm details to follow

24 December    Great Waltham Midnight Mass  11.30pm

25th December  Ford End Christmas Morning Communion Eucharist 9.30am

27 December  Combined Communion Service with 6 churches in Great Leighs by booking system

We are following COVID-19 guidelines from the Government and Diocese.  The wearing of Face Masks in church is now recommended but not mandatory.  Service books have been quarantined, seating is set at social distancing of 2 metres, hand sanitiser is available, etc.
Please be guided on entrance and exit arrangements Great Waltham is using the porch door to enter and tower door for exit

Our Joint Online Service at 10.30am on Sunday mornings
Our usual online service can be watched on Sandra Sykes’ Facebook Page and the Little & Great Churches at Home Facebook Page.

Annual Parochial Church Meetings

Chignals with Mashbury APCM, Monday 5th October time and venue tbc
Great Waltham with Ford End APCM Sunday 18th October Great Waltham Church following the 11am service.

If you would like a nomination form to join the PCC or become Church warden, please ask in Church or contact me.
Opening Times for Personal Prayer

Churches are now able to open for personal prayers. Our primary concern has always been your safety during these difficult times.  Please respect the guidelines in place during the following opening hours:

St Mary & St Lawrence Gt Waltham – please phone Peter Wells on: 07730 518 484  to book
St John the Evangelist Ford End 2-5pm on Sundays and 10-midday on Thursdays
St Nicholas Chignal Smealey 10-6pm on Sundays
St John the Evangelist Lt Leighs 8-2pm on Saturdays and 2-8pm on Tuesdays