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Revd. David Tomlinson

It is a great joy to welcome you to Saint Mary’s Church.

As you can see from this website, we have a very active church life and a committed congregation.
We would be pleased to welcome you to any of our services or groups. If you need help, advice or just someone to listen, then please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the clergy or the parish office. Click here for a leaflet about St Mary's.

Team Vicar Vacancy

We seek a Team Vicar to serve with supportive and dynamic colleagues, in the four parishes of Great and Little Chesterford, Wendens Ambo and Littlebury, in beautiful, rural north-west Essex.

Collaborative approach, ability to engage with children and families, and evangelistic emphasis in ministry are essential.

Closing date: Sunday 11th May 2014. Interviews: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th June. Profile available to download here.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a fulfilling ministry in an energetic and supportive team.

The job carries some significant responsibilities within the Saffron Walden and Villages team ministry which serves the town and its surrounding villages in beautiful, rural north-west Essex. We have a realistic approach to multi-parish ministry, a vision for growth, and believe that we need someone with a collaborative approach, the ability to engage with children and families, and who will share our evangelistic emphasis in ministry.

The vicarage, located in Great Chesterford, was purpose built in the 1930s and stands in a secluded position, but just 200 metres from the church and 100 metres from the school, at the centre of the village. There is a large garden and river frontage (but flood-free!)

Applications to Archdeacon of Stansted. Details from: or telephone 01376 563357

We warmly welcome you
to our Easter Services

Click here to see details of our Easter services.

Our Mission

"Sharing God's love"

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Our Vision

Our aim as a church is to:
  • worship God with joy and reverence
  • tell of God's love in Jesus Christ
  • learn about and live our Christian faith
  • pray and learn about prayer
  • serve God's world through prayer and action
  • offer Christ's ministry of wholeness and healing
  • encourage all to discover and use their gifts for God
  • engage with and nurture children and young people
  • welcome everyone warmly and offer generous hospitality
  • value and care for each other

In all this, we will use the resources we have - our time, buildings and money - wisely in God's service.

Our two daughter churches:

Click here or on the photo on the left to access the website of St John the Evangelist Little Walden.   Click here or on the photo on the left to access the website of St James Seward's End.

Click here to find out more about the 12 churches in our Team Ministry.

St. Mary's Parish Office, Church Path, Saffron Walden, Essex. CB10 1JP
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