The Theydon Parishes Benefice


 CHURCH SERVICES 

Sunday Worship in Theydon Parishes has resumed in our buildings every week.  Each service is following the most up to date guidance from the Church of England and government guidance, which at present includes the wearing of face coverings for all those not exempt. 

 

Groups for children and young people take place on the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month during the 9.15 service at All Saints Theydon Garnon and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in the Church Hall at St Mary's Theydon Bois during the 10.30 service.
We will be applying physical distancing measures and making sure service books are used by only one person per Sunday.  When we share in Holy Communion, we will share the Peace differently, only the consecrated bread will be offered with minimal contact and we will remain standing to receive.
A cash collection will not be taken during the service, instead there will be a retiring collection on the way out, including opportunity to give using contactless card payments at St Mary's Theydon Bois.
In all these things, let us be kind and bear with one another in love, persevering in prayer and rejoicing in hope, as Paul wrote to the Romans (Romans 12.9-13).  There is no compulsion to come forward to Communion, please participate as much as you feel able at this time.
We continue to meet online on Sunday evenings at 6pm and on Wednesday mornings at 10am using Zoom, the code for each is published in the notice sheet - if you would like to receive this by email, please email the Benefice Office; office@theydonparishes.org .  (Except on the first Sunday or Wednesday of the month when there will be a service in the building at St Mary's Theydon Bois)

 

Opening our buildings for private prayer
Some of the buildings remain open for private prayer in addition to our regular services

 

All Saints Theydon Garnon - the North Porch is accessible as a place to pray at any time 
St Mary's Stapleford Tawney Wednesday 10a.m.- sunset
If you would like aids to prayer, a downloadable set of prayers can be found below.  It is possible to light a candle in prayer in buildings where that is usually available.  To make a prayer request, please bring a pre-written card from home and place it on the prayer boards.

 

Online worship archive
An archive of Sunday Worship service from the period when public worship was suspended can be found via the 'Online Services' 

 

If you have access to Facebook then we are posting a reflection for Morning and Evening prayer on Tuesday and  Thursday .  Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetheydonparishes/
 
Revd John Fry – Vicar of the Theydon Parishes

Download
Private prayer
Prayer for private prayer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 292.6 KB
Download
Compline service booklet
For use via Zoom on Sunday evening.
Sung Compline.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB
Download
Evensong service booklet
For use via Zoom on Sunday evening.
Sung Evensong.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 63.0 KB

Download
Wednesday Morning Prayer via Zoom
20200425 Morning Prayer on Zoom.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 86.6 KB


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. 
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Public Notice
20200628 TM New Cremated Remains Area.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 623.3 KB

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