The Theydon Parishes Benefice

Worship online and opening our buildings for private prayer

In line with updated national guidance, services of worship have moved online.  Until the measures are lifted a new recorded service will be published each week, and can be access from the recorded service page.
Live online services take place on Zoom on Wednesday mornings at 10am and most Sunday evenings  -details are published in the weekly notice sheet which which can also be found on our recorded service page.
The buildings of the Theydon Parishes are available for private prayer at these times:

St Mary's Theydon Bois






All Saints Theydon Garnon

Tuesdays & Saturdays


St Mary's Stapleford Tawney





1st & 3rd Sundays of the month


St Michael’s Theydon Mount

2nd & 4th Sundays of the month


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.

St Mary's Theydon Bois Church

St Mary's Stapleford Tawney Church

All Saints Theydon Garnon Church

St Michael's Theydon Mount Church

Public notice - Theydon Mount

Public notice is hereby given that application is to be made to the Consistory Court in the Diocese of Chelmsford for the creation of an additional area for the burial of cremated remains within the churchyard. 
Public Notice
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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


Who's who in the Benefice?

Contact the Benefice office