The History of All Saints' Church

The parish of Theydon Garnon is in the diocese of Chelmsford. It lies just to the north of the River Roding adjacent to a Roman Road, now set to the immediate south east of the crossing of the M11and M25. The church was built on the site where it is because an old road to London ran past the site of the church (The Monk’s Walk).


The oldest parts of All Saints Church, Theydon Garnon, date back over 700 years. Throughout the whole of this time the building has been used as a place of worship as it still is today. The historical guide (attached via the button below) has been written as if you are in church and walking around.  It picks out the main points of interest that have been added over the years.


A booklet has been made which is designed to be read as you walk around the Church. Please feel free to download a copy.

The History of All Saints' Theydon Garnon Church
A walking guide for visitors of our church.
All Saints Theydon Garnon History.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB

War Memorial

The document below records what we have been able to discover about the 27 men named on the World War I board and the 6 men on the World War II board in the North aisle of All Saints Church, Theydon Garnon.


They are listed in the order in which they appear on the boards.


Unfortunately we do not have any photographs of those named, if you are able to send any photographs (please use the Contact Us page) then that would be such an historical asset to add to this information.

First World War

Second World War

Pen Portraits of those on the Memorial Board
An indepth look at the individuals on the board, with where they died for our country and where they came from in our community.
memorial board.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 147.0 KB