The Theydon Parishes Benefice

APCM meetings across the Benefice

The last APCM meeting for the year in our Benefice will happen as follows:


Sunday 21st May - St. Mary's Stapleford Tawney & St. Michaels Theydon Mount - all details and documentation can be found by clicking on this link.

Church Fair - All Saints' Theydon Garnon - Sunday 4th June

We are hosting our Church Fair on Sunday 4th June. There will be something for everyone from presents to buy, cakes to take home, plants for the garden, beer to drink and a hog roast to eat.


Please do come along and support us while having fun.

Special Announcement

Our Vicar, John Fry, has been offered and has accepted the post of Interim Cathedral Missioner at Chelmsford Cathedral from 30th April - 31st December 2023.  During this time, John will remain Vicar of the Theydon Parishes, but will serve in this role on a half-time basis alongside his new temporary responsibilities. A full news article can be found 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