Bush End: St John the Evangelist
St John the Evangelist is a small church on the edge of a very large forest! The forest was created for William the Conqueror, but the church was built for the people of the village in the mid-nineteenth century.
Today we welcome villagers, visitors and pilgrims to our little church. Please come in at any time to enjoy the peace and quiet, or join us for a Sunday service at 9am every Sunday (feast days and festivals are advertised in advance). Our services use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP)
As from November 2019 we entered an interregnum. However on most Sundays visiting vicars are kindly taking our services particularly the 1st and 3rd Sundays for Holy Communion
Our churchwardens are Mr David Robson and Mr Martin Peachey.
Safeguarding: The Church of St John the Evangelist, Bush End is committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. The PCC of St John the Evangelist, Bush End has adopted the House of Bishop's Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf. The Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding may be found on the Church of England’s website https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Dr F Perrott-Humphrey, who may be contacted at church or via [email protected]. St John the Evangelist, Bush End is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For futher information about safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford contact: The Diocesan Safeguarding Team: 01245 294457,
https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding; https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-contacts. If you believe that an adult or child is at immediate risk you must phone 999 and ask for the police. For further guidance: Essex Safeguarding Children Board: 0345 603 7627, http://www.escb.co.uk/; Essex Safegaurding Adults Board: 0345 603 7630, http://www.essexsab.org.uk.