East Donyland Benefice

The Donyland Parishes:

The three constituent churches of the United Benefice of Fingringhoe w East Donyland (or Rowhedge) and Abberton w Langenhoe lie immediately south of Colchester, Essex, reputedly Britain’s oldest recorded town (elevated to city status at the time of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. 

Contact us: 


Rev. Terry Walker 01206 383640. and 07375 305460. [email protected]

Lay Minister:

Sheena Taylor 01206 729878 and ‭07515 016980‬. [email protected]



Sheena Taylor 01206 729878 and ‭07515 016980‬. [email protected]

Abberton w Langenhoe:

Pepeta Dutton 01206 735424. [email protected]

East Donyland (or Rowhedge):

David Russell 01206 728876‬. [email protected]

Philip May 01206 729405. [email protected]


We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. The PCCs have adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding.

Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Kerry Malcolm, 01206 728517. Out-of-hours 07504 506550. Email: [email protected].

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