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God of peace and justice,

Send your blessing on the people of Ukraine.

Sustain them in their courage,

hold them in their fear,

protect them from all danger,

and be for them the hope they desire;

for Jesus Christ’s sake.


Thank you for visiting St Mary the  Virgin Church Stapleford Abbotts online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available.

Please feel free to read more about our church on this site. Join us for a Sunday service, we would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbour.

Our Mission


We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Weddings - Baptisms


St Mary's church offers a beautiful and traditional setting for your most sacred celebration.



First Sunday:

9.45 am Holy Communion. Refreshments served after the service.


Second Sunday:

9.45 am Family Service.

Refreshments served after the service.


Third Sunday:

9.45 am Holy Communion. Refreshments served after the service.


Fourth Sunday:

9.45 am Family Service.

Refreshments served after the service.


Fifth Sunday:

4:00 pm  Evening  Service. 

Any additional services will be announced on our notice board in Link Up and on our website.

St Mary's has won a

Silver Eco Church Award 

in recognition of their efforts to care for Gods earth in each of the following areas.

Worship and Teaching.

Management of Buildings and Land.

Community and Global Engagement.












To read more click on this link


Latest News

If you are new to church, or are coming back after a break, 

or maybe just curious about Christianity, we realise that the idea of 'going to church' can seem a bit daunting!  

Please come along and we will do our best to make you feel at home, and answer any questions you have. 

If you would like to talk to somebody about your faith, please use the contact us page. We look forward to meeting you!


St. Mary’s Stapleford Abbotts were pleased to welcome members from Essex Wildlife Trust and “The Linkup Flying Squad”  who along with church volunteers built a Bug Hotel in the church yard.

It was all constructed with unwanted materials, kindly donated from various sources. The aim is that Bumble Bees and Solitary Bees which are declining in numbers, along with other invertebrates will use the hotel and find it a suitable habitat. The first residents are eagerly awaited!

click here to see the Bug Hotel

We are committed to ensuring that St Mary the Virgin Church is a safe place for all.  For further information, please go to our 

Safeguarding page.

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