About Us

All Saints Church, Purleigh is in a prominent position at the top of a hill, overlooking the village of Purleigh. The church was completely rebuilt in the early 14th century and there are no certain traces remaining of the earlier building. The church is now classified as a Grade 1 listed building and is in very good condition. A recent addition to the church has been a new central heating system, very welcome in winter!

All Saints Church has a rich history. One previous incumbent of the church was Laurence Washington, Rector of All Saints from 1635 to 1645. He was George Washington's great great grandfather.

You can be assured of a very warm welcome at our church.


We are committed to ensuring that All Saints Church is a safe place for all.

The Parochial Church Council of All saints Church has adopted the House of Bishops' Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement – Link to Https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchweb.pdf

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mrs Julia Davis White. She can be contacted by phoning 07773025031 or by e-mail – [email protected]

All Saints Church is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here. Link to https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here. Link to https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-contacts This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.

Clicking on the Safeguarding Tab at the bottom of this page takes you to the Diocesan Safeguarding Contacts. On the map, click on the tab for CHELMSFORD and this will take you to the Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding pages. 

If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm you should call 999 and ask for the police.