The Theydon Parishes Benefice

St. Mary's Theydon Bois- Giving Thanks in 2023

In his recent letter, Reverend John Fry has asked us to prayerfully review our giving to St. Mary’s in 2023.  Christians are called to love God and their neighbours, and their financial giving is a reflection of that love. 


To assist St Mary’s to become financially stable there are very practical things we could consider doing: 

increasing our giving

  • joining the planned giving scheme with weekly envelopes or a standing order
  • optimising our giving using Gift Aid if we pay tax
  • consider leaving a legacy to St Mary’s in our will (more information on this option can be provide through the Benefice Office)

For more information about donations and giving, please visit our donations and giving page


Make your 2023 pledge now by completing the printed forms given to you in church or the online form here.  


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

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