Welcome to the Church of St Botolph
Welcome to the website for the church of St Botolph in Hadstock.
‘Preparing to reopen’
You can use them:
- for your own prayers at home or with your family
- to follow the online service being produced every week on the St Mary’s website
- to take part live in a service every Sunday morning hosted by Zoom led by Paula or other members of the Team Ministry – the Zoom link will be sent round every Friday. Please email Paula email@example.com if you would like to be added to the distribution list.
If you would like to talk to someone from the church, please ring: The Reverend Paula Griffiths, Priest at Hadstock, 01799 599141
Hadstock PCC, March 2020
St Botolph’s is the parish church in the village of Hadstock in north west Essex. We seek to be a living church at the heart of this village community, sharing God’s love and gaining closer to Christ in worship and providing a place where all may find space and solace. See PCC Millennium vision here.
Ours is a historic church where the Christian faith has been celebrated for over 1000 years. Indeed in 2020 we are celebrating 1000 years since the Danish King Cnut [Canute] founded a church on the site of the Battle of Assandun, where he defeated the Saxon forces in 1016, in memory of the souls who had died in the conflict – which many scholars consider is Hadstock Church. See details of our programme on the Millennium page.
We hope that on this website you will find something of interest to encourage you to visit us in person. In normal circumstances the church is open most days between 10 am and 4 pm, welcoming villagers and visitors to a quiet space for prayer and meditation or to enjoy its historic calm and beauty.
May God be with you on your journey.
Volunteers help the PCC to run the church, keep it clean, provide and arrange flowers, take part in services, play the organ, bell ringing, look after the grounds, and much more. The Friends of St Botolph’s also support the Church building.
The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding. For more information and for details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative, please see the Safeguarding page
‘All public services are suspended until further notice’.
In normal circumstances our standard pattern is as below:
You are very welcome at any of our services. Sunday Services normally take place at 9.30 a.m. The standard pattern is:
1st Sunday Family Service
2nd Sunday Holy Communion (said) using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer
3rd and 4th Sundays Holy Communion (Common Worship) with hymns
There are no services on 5th Sundays.
We hold a Café Church quarterly and meet in the adjacent Village Hall.
Morning Prayer is a service held at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
The service lasts about 20 minutes and is followed by refreshments and time to chat.
- Worship continues at home including Holy Communion via Zoom. on August 9, 2020 9:30 am
- Worship continues at home including Holy Communion via Zoom. on August 16, 2020 9:30 am
- Worship continues at home including Holy Communion via Zoom on August 23, 2020 9:30 am
- Church Council Meeting on September 1, 2020 7:30 pm
- Hadstock Flower Festival – tbc on September 5, 2020