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 an occasional monthly BCP choral evensong (held at 6p.m. on most third Sundays in a month)
All Saints has a 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, and where a Brownie pack meets on a Monday evening during school term.
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 Saints Theydon Garnon is committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. The Parochial Church Council has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which maybe found on the Church of England website; www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding. The parish is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. Further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese can be found at www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-contacts.
Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is John Chaplin and he can be contacted by email to [email protected] with "Safeguarding All Saints Theydon Garnon" in the subject line.