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.

Details of our Christmas Services across the Benefice

St Mary's Theydon Bois 
  • Monday 16th December Pre-Schoolers service at 10.30a.m.
  • Tuesday 17th December Blue Christmas service at 8p.m (A short reflective service aimed at those who find Christmas difficult)
  • Sunday 22nd December 6p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols 
  • Tuesday 24th December 3.30p.m. & 5p.m. Christingle Service 
  • 11.30p.m. First Communion of Christmas 
  • Wednesday 25th December 10.30a.m. Family Communion 
All Saints Theydon Garnon 
  • Sunday 15th December 6p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols 
  • Tuesday 24th December 10p.m First Communion of Christmas 
  • Wednesday 25th December 9.15 a.m. Christmas Day Parish Communion 
Parish of St Mary's Stapleford Tawney with St Michael's Theydon Mount
  • Sunday 15th December 6p.m. Nine Lessons and Carols at St Mary's Stapleford Tawney
  • Tuesday 24th December 8p.m. First Communion of Christmas at St Michael's Theydon Mount
  • Wednesday 25th December 10.30a.m. Family Communion at St Mary's Stapleford Tawney

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

Theydon Parishes Weekly Notice Sheet

Please note the new deadline for the weekly notice sheet. Could all submissions for the notice sheet please be sent to notices@theydonparishes by Tuesday at 5.00p.m.

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