The Theydon Parishes Benefice

A warm welcome is extended to all visitors, both to this website, and visitors of our four churches.

 

The Benefice is the coming together of a number of churches (All Saints Theydon Garnon, St Mary the Virgin Theydon Bois, and the joint parish of St Michael’s Theydon Mount and St Mary the Virgin Stapleford Tawney)

We are:

  • one Benefice, 

  • three Parishes, 

  • three congregations, 

  • four Churches

 

We are three active parishes that provide the opportunity to deliver a range of styles of worship from the Book of Common Prayer to All Age Worship. Our congregations are committed to developing their churches and reaching out to their communities in mission and ministry. We face different challenges in our quest to serve God in each community, whilst promoting the Christian faith.

Services for Christmas

Sunday 17th December    

8am. Holy Communion (BCP) at St Mary’s Theydon Bois

9.15a.m. Parish Communion at All Saints Theydon Garnon

10.30a.m Family Communion at St Mary’s Theydon Bois

6.00p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight at All Saints Theydon Garnon

6.00p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols at St Mary’s Theydon Bois

6.30p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols at St Mary’s Stapleford Tawney    



Sunday 24th December    


9.15a.m. Parish Communion at All Saints Theydon Garnon

3.30p.m. and 5.00p.m. Christingle Service at St Mary’s Theydon Bois

8.30p.m. First Communion of Christmas at St Michael’s Theydon Mount

10.00p.m. First Communion of Christmas at All Saints Theydon Garnon

11.30p.m. First Communion of Christmas at St Mary’s Theydon Bois



Monday 25th December    


10.30a.m. Family Communion with Carols at St Mary’s Theydon Bois

10.30a.m. Holy Communion with Carols at St Mary’s Stapleford Tawney



Sunday 31st December    


10.00a.m. Benefice Carols and Communion at All Saints Theydon Garnon



Sunday 7th January    


8.00.a.m Holy Communion (BCP) at St Mary’s Theydon Bois

8.00.a.m Holy Communion (BCP) at All Saints Theydon Garnon

9.15a.m. All Age Worship for Epiphany at All Saints Theydon Garnon

10.30a.m. All Age Worship for Epiphany at St Mary’s Theydon Bois

10.30a.m. Holy Communion at St Mary’s Stapleford Tawney

6.00p.m. Joint New Year Covenant Service at Theydon Bois Baptist Church    



For further information on the National Christmas Campaign by the Church of England please click on the following link:

www.churchofengland.org/Christmas


Introductory video

Hear Rev John Fry, Vicar of the Theydon Parishes explains how the church is always there for the people of the local community and what fun times are had

 


The churches within our Benefice

St Mary's Theydon Bois Church

St Mary's Stapleford Tawney Church

All Saints Theydon Garnon Church

St Michael's Theydon Mount Church



Who's who in the Benefice?


Contact the Benefice office