About Us

Welcome to St Mary’s, Hatfield Broad Oak, a big church in a little village.  Our church is usually unlocked and open to visitors in daylight hours.

We are part of the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Our Passion is Jesus - proclaiming and living our God's love for all people. Our Aspiration is to be a transforming presence open and welcoming to all and serving all. Our Resources are faithful people, prayer and worship.  

(from "Transforming Presence": The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, former Bishop of Chelmsford)       

The church is all that remains of a medieval priory, suppressed by King Henry VIII.  This church has been a centre for Christian worship, mission and compassion for over 850years, and is still at the centre of village life today.  We welcome children and adults to all our services.  Check our calendar of events to find out what’s happening this Sunday.  Come and join with us in hearing, experiencing and sharing the good news about God’s love for his world.  

Who’s who at St Mary’s?

Vicar:  Our Priest in Charge is Rev Dawn Jewson (She is also Priest in Charge at Bush End, Hatfield Heath and Sheering, as well as being Associate Priest in Charge at the Hallingburys).
We also have Rev Canon David Herrick as our Associate Priest in Charge. (He is the Priest in Charge at the Hallingburys as well as being Associate Priest in Charge at Bush End, Hatfield Heath and Sheering).

Licensed Lay Minister: Caroline Harding 

Churchwardens: Mr Mark Haddon and Mrs Liz Webber
Verger: Mrs Edna Halls
PCC Secretary: Mrs Kerry Stedman

Safeguarding: The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hatfield Broad Oak is committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. The PCC of St Mary the Virgin, Hatfield Broad Oak 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 Mrs E Halls, who may be contacted at church or via [email protected]. St Mary the Virgin, Hatfield Broad Oak 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/.