High Beach: Holy Innocents, High Beach

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A warm welcome awaits you at High Beach Church.

The Church of the Holy Innocents was built in 1873, designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield in Victorian Gothic style and is situated in the heart of Epping Forest. As well as holding Sunday services throughout the year, the church is open every Sunday afternoon between 2.00 and 5.00pm from the beginning of May to the end of September.  Visitors can look around and also enjoy home-made cake and light refreshments in this tranquil setting.

Visitors are encouraged to ascend the church tower to learn how to ring the carillon or to sit inside the church and listen to the Father Willis organ being played. On the altar cloth in the side chapel you can see the cattle brand marks depicted for the local area.  

Please visit our web site www.highbeachchcurch.org.uk to find out more.

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BCP Holy Communion
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
10.30 Family Service
Informal service followed by tea/coffee/biscuits. With Holy Communion on first and third Sunday of the month. Children's activities during the service in adjoining room. Toys for under 5's in side chapel.
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship


Thursday Lunchtime Holy Communion
Every Thursday at 1:00 PM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
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All Hallows Eve between 4.30 pm and 7 pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017
You are invited to come and celebrate the Christian Festival for the Eve of All Saints Day An opportunity to remember and celebrate those who have gone before us in the Light of Christ There will be a short lantern service and lantern procession in the churchyard at 5pm
Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 4:30 PM
Armistice Service, 10.30 am on Saturday, 11 November 2017
Armistice Service to remember the fallen Choral8 and friends, together with Chris Tucker Mear on the organ will lean the hymns. During the service the roll of honour will be read. To include those from outside the parish, please contact Jane Begley (07572 111387)
Saturday 11th November 2017 at 10:30 AM
Operation Christmas Child at 10.30 am, Sunday 19 November 2017
We have special flat packed boxes in which you can send gifts for children who have very little in various parts of the world.
Sunday 19th November 2017 at 10:30 AM
Family Friendly Refreshments
Christmas market between 6 pm and 9 pm on Friday, 1 December 2017
Join us for our Christmas market between 6pm and 9 pm If you are interested in having a stall at our Christmas market, please contact Jane Begley on Jane.begley @irwinmitchell.com
Friday 1st December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Advent Activity Day between 11.30 am and 2 pm on Saturday, 2nd December 2017
Everyone is welcome to join us for a day of festive activities and raffle. Buffet meal available at cost.
Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 11:30 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Free Seasonal Concert by The Woodford Singers
Join us for a free seasonal concert by The Woodford Singers with mulled wine/soft drink and mince pies
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Informal Carol Singing by Candlelight between 7 pm and 9 pm on Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Please join us for our informal carol singing with seasonal refreshments.
Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 7:00 PM
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christingle Service at 3 pm on Sunday, 24 December 2017
Start your Christmas by joining us for our Christingle Services on Christmas Eve
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:00 PM
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Christingle Service at 4.30 pm on Sunday, 24 December 2017
Start your Christmas by joining us for our Christingle Services on Christmas Eve
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:30 PM
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Communion, 11 pm Sunday, 24 December 2017
Join us for our midnight communion
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM
All age Christmas Eucharist at 10.30 am, Monday 25th December 2017
Join us celebrating the birth of Jesus at our all age Christmas Eucharist service
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:30 AM
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Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Brass Rubbing
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Incumbent: The Revd Peter Henry SMITH
Team Vicar: The Revd Kelvin Frederick WOOLMER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6673
Built: 1873
Architect: Sir Arthur Blomfield
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: HARLOW (584)
Deanery: EPPING FOREST and ONGAR (58401)
Benefice: Waltham H Cross (08/432 T)
Parish Legal Name: High Beach (580030 )
CofE Church Info: (608030 8/30)
Short URL: acny.uk/6673/
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The current editor is: Nicola Garrett

This page was last updated on Thursday 28th September 2017
High Beach: Holy Innocents : Church Lane, High Beach, Essex, IG10 4BF

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