Elmstead Parish Church

We try to be a welcoming and inclusive church. People of all ages and faith backgrounds can find a home at St Anne & St Laurence Church.

We call ourselves "a Christian community in action". We celebrate God's love for the world by reaching out to our neighbours, both far and near.

Get in touch

Rev Andrew Fordyce

The Rectory,
St Andrew's Close

Rec Andrew Fordyce (Rector)
01206 920848
Rev Pauline Hart (Associate Priest)
01206 826318

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What's on

Family Eucharist Service

Every First, Third, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
Elmstead Parish Church
Church Road Elmstead Market Colchester, CO7 7AR, GB

An opportunity to worship together


Our parish of Elmstead: St Anne & St Laurence 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 our PSO 01206 826178 / 07746146679 [email protected] or [email protected] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 01245 29 44 44 . 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.