Latest update - 22/02/24


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

St Anne & St Laurence Parish Church

Elmstead, Colchester, Essex.

We try to be a welcoming and inclusive church. People of all ages and faith backgrounds can find a home at St Anne & St Laurence Church.

We call ourselves "a Christian community in action". We celebrate God's love for the world by reaching out to our neighbours, both far and near.

The pages linked below will give you information about the history of St Anne & St Laurence, who does what at the church and how to contact us if you need to.

-   Photos of St Anne & St Laurence

-   Contact information for various people in the church and a map of how to find us!

-   Worship at St Anne & St Laurence

-   Friends of Elmstead Church

-   The history of the church in Elmstead

-   Meeting Room Hire

We are part of the Tenpenny Village Benefice.  For information on services and events across the benefice, please click on the “Home” button in the top left.

-   Elmstead Burial Register

For a copy of the St Anne & St Laurence Church, Elmstead Data Privacy Notice please click here

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.

The Parish Safeguarding Representative for St Anne & St Laurence Church, Elmstead,

Gill Bucke can be contacted via

or by telephone at 01206 826178 / 07746146679

Safe spaces-supporting survivors of church related abuse, email:      Tel: 0300 303 1056

For a copy of the St Anne & St Laurence, Elmstead Data Privacy Notice please click here

-   Our annual Art Exhibition