About Us

A member of the North Hinckford Team Ministry.

St Mary's is a Grade 2* listed building lying at the south east end of the village in an area of outstanding scenic beauty. Built of brick and flint, the oldest parts date from the early 14th Century. The church is home to a number of outstanding medieval wall paintings dating from the early 14th Century. In addition the eastern wall of the Sanctuary contains a fine tiles Victorian reredos, the front of the altar and the pulpit are adorned with paintings by G W Brownlow and the tower houses a fine peal of eight bells now adapted for chiming.

The parish of Belchamp Walter: St Mary the Virgin is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.