Latest update -15/01/21


© Nick Berry


The Tenpenny Villages Benefice of Alresford, Elmstead and Frating with Thorrington

As church families, our vision is:-

"To draw closer to God and to each other so that we may more ably bring his love to the world."

We want to make a difference in these communities for God.

For information about the Diocese of Chelmsford Lent Modules 2021   please click here

For an application form, please click here

Messy Church Pauline Hart Associate Priest

For a copy of our latest noticesheet, click here

To watch videos of upcoming or recent services, please click here

A copy of the data privacy notice for each church can be found by clicking on the name of the church at the top of this page.

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/survivors of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. 

The PCCs have adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Details of Parish Safeguarding Representatives can be found on the noticeboards in each church. Our Parish Safeguarding Representatives can be contacted via

Andrew Fordyce Rector

Services at St. Andrew’s, Alresford (StA), St Anne & St Laurence, Elmstead (StAL) and St Mary Magdalen, Thorrington (StMM)

In the light of Tendring being placed in Tier 4 from Boxing Day, services will be suspended during January. Andrew Fordyce will continue to pre-record a morning worship service which will be available at 10.30 am each Sunday.

Please be assured of our prayers and do click on the link for our Noticesheet for further information. We will also be posting regular Videos with teaching and prayer.

You can also go to our mental health support page, with resources from the Church of England.

Rev Andrew Fordyce and Rev Pauline Hart





17th Jan

10.30 am

 Morning Worship on our YouTube channel

6.00 pm


 Breathing Space on Zoom (see Noticesheet for info)

18th Jan

9.00 am

 Morning Prayer on Zoom (see Noticesheet for info)

19th Jan

9.00 am

 Morning Prayer on Zoom (see Noticesheet for info)

20th Jan

9.00 am

 Morning Prayer on Zoom (see Noticesheet for info)

8.00 pm


 Quiet Hour on Zoom

To find out how you can give to the churches in the Tenpenny Villages benefice, please click here