Stanford Rivers: St Margaret, Stanford Rivers

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The church was begun in about 1150 in the Norman style with walls of flint and rubble. The chancel was rebuilt in the mid-14th century. The bay roof of the nave dates from the 15th century. The inside of the church is remarkably light; five original Norman windows still exist. The oak benches at the back of the nave date from the 15th century. The communion rail was installed in 1683 when the then Archdeacon ordered that the communion table be railed in. The font of Barnack stone dates from the 13th century. There is a 1492 chrisom brass - a plaque to Thomas Greville, who died within a month of baptism. The original 15th century North and South porches were incorporated into vestries - the West porch, added in 1812, is now the main entrance to the church.

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Catch Up Church
This is an informal service that begins with 30 minutes for tea, coffee and and opportunity to chat and "catch up" with other people.
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Catch Up Communion
An informal Communion Service that begins with refreshments and an opportunity to chat and "catch up" with other people before an informal Communion Service is held.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6351
Built: 1150
Style of worship: Traditional
Archdeaconry: HARLOW (584)
Deanery: EPPING FOREST and ONGAR (58401)
Parish Legal Name: Stanford Rivers (580136 )
CofE Church Info: (608136 8/136)
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Stanford Rivers: St Margaret : School Road, Stanford Rivers, Essex

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