About Us


Waltham Abbey Church is a vibrant parish that tries to respond to the needs of others, to be inclusive and to be of service to the local community. Excellence in music and liturgy are a high priority, you may wish to check the website (wathamabbeychurch) for details of weekly and monthly services.

The parish of Waltham Abbey is part of the benefice of Waltham Holy Cross (which is itself part of the Deanery of Epping Forest and Ongar Deanery of the Diocese of Chelmsford).

We are committed to ensuring that Waltham Abbey Church is a safe place for all.

The Parish Church Council of The Holy Cross and St Lawrence has adopted the House of Bishops' Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement:


Our Safeguarding Representative is Freddie Hudson. Hhe can be contacted at church, or by phoning the Benefice Office 01992767897, or by email [email protected]

Waltham Abbey Church is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford:


For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford see here: https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-contacts

This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.

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