Theydon Garnon: All Saints, Theydon Garnon

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The church of All Saints Theydon Garnon is known to millions as it stands overlooking the junction of the M11 and M25. The church has been near to the main route to London for centuries as the old Roman road passes within a few hundred yards to the east of the building and the medieval road to London passes to the west. Part of the nave dates to the 13th century and the church tower is dated to 1520. The setting, apart from the motorways, is very rural, and the church is found down a quiet country lane that ends shortly beyond the church.

All Saints Theydon Garnon holds a least one service on a Sunday at the main service time of 9:15am. This service alternates between being a Eucharist, a very popular all-age lay-led worship and Morning Prayer. If the main service is not a Eucharist an 8am said BCP communion service is held. There is a weekday communion at 10am on a Tuesday and monthly BCP choral evensong.

All Saints have their own church hall, called the Gatehouse, that is available for hire and is where the all-age Sunday School meets during the main Sunday Communion services. They have active links with the Brownies and scout and cub groups they sponsor.

All Saints Theydon Garnon is a member of the Small Pilgrim places and has opened a porch to be available at all times, as well as the regular church opening on Saturdays and Sundays for visitors.

All Saints' Theydon Garnon only holds the most recent registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. All others are held at the Essex Records Office in Chelmsford.

All Saint's Theydon Garnon was a member of the Epping District Team Ministry until 30th September 2010. On 1st October 2010 it became part of a United Benefice with St Mary's Theydon Bois. 

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Rev John Fry
The Vicarage
2 Piercing Hill
Theydon Bois
01992 812744 (Vicar) or 01992 814725 (Sarah Bowen, Benefice Administrator)

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Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

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

Church Open Saturdays and Sundays; as part of the Small Pilgrim Places scheme, a porch has been organised to be left open at all times
Hall for Hire The Gatehouse is available to hire
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6306
Built: Dates from the 13th Century
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Bishop of Chelmsford
Archdeaconry: HARLOW (584)
Deanery: EPPING FOREST and ONGAR (58401)
Benefice: Theydon Bois and Theydon Garnon (08/407 F)
Parish Legal Name: Theydon Garnon (580042 )
CofE Church Info: (608042 8/42)
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This page was last updated on Monday 25th September 2017
Theydon Garnon: All Saints : CHURCH LANE, Theydon Garnon, Essex, CM167NX - Outskirts of Epping

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