Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Great Bardfield

About Us

Welcome to St. Mary's, Great Bardfield, a living church in an ancient building.
Prayer and worship have been offered in our lovely country church from Norman times to the present day. Adults and children are warmly welcomed to Family Eucharist on Sunday mornings at 10.30, with Sunday School during the service in term-time. The Holy Eucharist is offered on Wednesday mornings at 10.30 and we are open to visitors on most days. Sung services are accompanied by our choir and organ.
The Reverend Dr. Robert Beaken is the parish priest of St. Mary's, Great Bardfield, and our sister church, St. Katharine's, Little Bardfield.
Our medieval building is noted for its fourteenth century stone rood-screen, its memorials to the Tudor jurist Willam Bendlowes, its nineteenth-century restoration by G.F. Bodley and the twenty-first century etched glass doors to the Tower by Richard Bawden in memory of Edward and Charlotte Bawden, two of the "Bardfield Artists". Most of the stained glass windows and much of the fabric date from the time of the Rev. Lionel Lampet, vicar of Great Bardfield from 1867 to 1921.