Saint Mary's Theydon Bois

Vacancy - Benefice Administrator

The role of Benefice Administrator is open for recruitment. For further details please visit our jobs page.

Special Announcement

Our Vicar, John Fry, has been announced as the Area Dean of Epping Forest and Ongar. A full news article can be found here.

He will be commissioned into this new role at a special service at 8:45am on Thursday 19th October at St Mary's Theydon Bois. All are welcome to attend.

Organ recital event

An organ recital by James Davy, Director of Music and Master of Choristers at Chelmsford Cathedral, will take place at St. Mary's Stapleford Tawney church on Monday 2nd October at 7:30pm. For full details and how to buy tickets please click on the attachment.

Full details and how to buy tickets
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Fundraising event for the Theydon Garnon "raise the roof" appeal

Do come and join us for some wine tasting, all in a great cause to fund the replacement of the church roof at All Saints' Theydon Garnon.


For further details about that fundraising and how you can donate (if unable to attend this event), please see our dedicated "Raise the roof" appeal page.

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 church of welcome

At St Mary's Theydon Bois you will find an atmosphere that is loving, caring and welcoming to all. We aim to nurture each other to grow in faith together, through quality worship, bible teaching and prayer, sharing the love of God in Christ with others by example and our activities in the community and wider world.


Whatever your reason for visiting, you are welcome at any of our services. The main Sunday gathering takes place at 10.30 a.m. weekly (except on a month where there is a 5th Sunday, when we join with other churches for a joint service at 10.00a.m.).  Every Sunday there is also a traditional service of Holy Communion at 8.00a.m. and a sung Evening Service at 6.00p.m.


 Find full details of all our services for the coming weeks and months.

News & events

Our church is a building, our people are our faith. Come and see what everyone is doing.

Special occasions

 Special occasions with spiritual meaning from weddings, baptisms and funerals can be arranged.

For information on groups for Children and Young People at St Mary's Theydon Bois, please click here.

How to find us

St. Mary's Church

Piercing Hill

Theydon Bois

CM16 7JN

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