Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford White Colne

About Us

Set in a tranquil, rural, farmland location, our church is very small and very special. The churchyard, with its ancient yews and gravestones, is a lovely place to sit quietly on a warm day and enjoy the surroundings.  To find St Andrew's, take the Bures Road from the main A1124. The spire will come into view as you come around some sharp bends on the road. Prior to Covid-19 the church was open during the week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

We are now able to open for private prayer twice a week, on Mondays from 9:15am to 12:15pm and on Thursdays from 1:15pm to 4:15pm. You can find us on What3words at duos.shook.kings

We are part of the Halstead team ministry.

Services at St Andrew’s

Our church continues throughout the Covid-19 shut down of public services. Please join us on Facebook at The Three Colnes where there is live Morning Prayer broadcast every day at 9am, and on Sundays at 10am.

Once we reopen, our usual pattern of worship is Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, and morning worship on the third Sunday, both at 10:30am. Services are mainly Common Worship, with a traditional Book of Common Prayer service every three months.  Please join us after our morning worship for refreshments, served at the back of church.

Annual events include an evening Songs of Praise with nibbles in the summer, harvest festival in September and a Christmas Carol service. We also meet on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

We are here to support and share with you throughout life’s journey. If you would like to discuss baptisms, confirmation, weddings or funerals please contact us.

Our quiet and peaceful graveyard remains open for cremations and burials.

Maintaining this historic centre of worship is not easy, and we are indebted to our friends who help maintain our church.  To set up regular giving or Gift Aid, please contact our treasurer Sally Scobie at [email protected]

Friends of St Andrew's Church, White Colne

Our church is supported by our friends group. Recent fundraising has included redecorating the church interior and repairing the church tower. For more information, please contact churchwarden Christopher Chamberlain at [email protected]


We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is:

Sally-Rose McFerran who may be contacted on [email protected]