The Deanery Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bocking

Welcome to St Mary's Church, Bocking

Whether you’ve been going to church for years, visited our church for special services or if this is your first time exploring Christianity – you will find a warm welcome here.

Aside from services the church is open everyday from 9am to 5pm.

St Mary's is for everyone, so please explore our new website to find out all about our rich history, our worship, our links to the community, for more information on Weddings and Baptisms, plus much more.

Please do get into touch if you would like more information on our services, weekly groups like the Toddler Group and Fellowship, or on our Warm Space cafe which runs every Friday from 11.30am to 2pm until mid March.

Do go to the 'Giving to St Mary's' page for more info on how you can support us.

Giving to St Mary's, Bocking

Support our ministry and mission

Get in touch

The Very Revd Rod Reid

What's on

Holy Communion

Every Sunday at for 30 mins
The Deanery Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bocking
Bocking Braintree, CM7 5JY, United Kingdom

A short traditional service of Holy Communion


Our parish of St Mary's Bocking is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO Nicola Jaynes or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.