© Nick Berry
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.
The benefice includes three churches and covers four villages on the outskirts of Colchester in Essex.
St Andrew’s, in Alresford, is a recently extended modern building, busy with activities for all ages all week.
St Anne & St Laurence is a grade 1 listed building dating from the 17th century and is situated just north of Elmstead Market.
St Mary Magdalen serves the villages of Frating and Thorrington in a beautiful 14th century building set on a farm on the outskirts of Thorrington.
The three churches are of the open evangelical tradition and welcome everyone. Styles of worship vary from contemporary worship at St Andrew’s with our two bands, through more traditional worship with choir and organ at St Mary Magdalen and St Anne and St Laurence.
Church life is far from being only on a Sunday. There is an extensive programme of activities for all ages through the week – all are welcome whether church members or not. Please visit “News and Events” and “Young People” for further details.
To stream our latest Sunday sermon or to download podcasts of recent sermons and talks please click on the icon on the left.
Thoughts on Life and Faith
For a copy of a monthly article from our leadership team, please click on the logo on the right.
Services at St. Andrew’s, Alresford (StA), St Anne & St Laurence, Elmstead (StAL) and St Mary Magdalen, Thorrington (StMM)
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.
23rd February 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
1st March 2020