About Us

StMarysChurchSW-0251a-800St Mary's in Saffron Walden and its two daughter churches St James' in Sewards End and St John’s in Little Walden are all part of the Parish of Saffron Walden which in turn is part of
the Saffron Walden and Villages Team ministry totaling  twelve churches.  Find out more about our Saffron Walden and Team Ministry here.

We are of all ages and come from any different walks of life.  Some of us have been Christians for years while others have only discovered faith recently.  We worship and learn and spend time together because the journey of life and Christian faith is too hard to make alone.  We are drawn together by God’s love for us and aim to share that love with others around us. Find our what our Mission and Vision is here.


St Mary’s is an ancient and beautiful place of worship at the heart of the Essex market town of Saffron Walden.  One of the the largest parish churches in Essex, the building dates mainly from the fifteenth century.  With its great arches in the nave and high clerestory windows,  it truly is an amazing space.   Find out more about St Mary’s history here.

New to the church or area


Are you new to the church or the area? If so, you are very welcome! Please do check out our New to Church page to get all the information about what goes on at our church.


Charity Commission: No 1128863 – The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Saffron Walden