Services in Church and Online

This page mainly provides greater detail about services in the coming week.  For information about future services please visit our Calendar page.

St Mary's Church Saffron Walden is open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Sundays from 2 till 4pm.  There will be a service at 10am in St Mary’s each Sunday except for the first Sunday of the month when there will be a 8am traditional BCP service instead.  A selection of online services are also on offer at St Mary's and around the team. Please see  our Church at Home web page for other ways to worship during this time.


Online Giving.

Give a Little logoWe are very grateful to those who have continued to support our church’s running costs during the pandemic with their standing orders. However, we are aware that others who would normally contribute to the collections made during services have been unable to do so.  You can now use your credit or debit card to donate money directly to our church using our secure online giving provider ”Give a Little” by clicking on this link. And you can even gift aid it. Any contributions will be most appreciated. Thank you.

Team JC - our Sunday School. We are not able to run this at present.  Click here to access our weekly resources page for parents to use with children and for young people at home.  For more resources for worshipping together as a family, please click here.  Our 11 - 18 year olds are able to meet each week - see our Aftershock page.

Services at St Mary's Saffron Walden

Please book your place for church services in advance.  Our services are now close to capacity and we cannot guarantee that you will be able to enter the church if you haven’t booked.  Masks are compulsory unless you have an exemption. Further information about how to book can be found here. Many of our services are livestreamed, as noted in the details below. Click here to find out how this impacts on you as a member of the congregation.


Sunday 25th October 10am Holy Communion.   20th Sunday after Trinity.  Led by Rev'd John Saxon . Book here:  This service will be livestreamed on YouTube:  and also be joined on Zoom at 10am with the usual link. The service can also be joined on Zoom at 10am with the usual link.  The service liturgy Ordinary Time (from the green book) can be downloaded here and the readings are on this week's Grapevine.

Sunday 1st November   All Saints - Last Sunday after Trinity     
8am   Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) led by Revd. Andy Colebrooke ( this service will not be livestreamed)  Book here to attend church:  This service will be livestreamed on YouTube
4pm    All Souls Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving online led by Judith Hasler with St Mary’s Adult Church Choir ( no congregation in church). The service will be streamed on YouTube – the link will be available on the church website on the day. The order of service will also be available to download.  If you would like the name of your loved one read out during the service, please email details to the Parish Office by 26th October.  More details here.
6.30pm H2H Youth led Service in church - all welcome (this service will not be livestreamed).  Book here:

Sunday 8th  November - Remembrance Sunday

There will be no Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial this year and no parade down the High Street but we are holding two services in church.

10.30am Remembrance Day service following a similar, but shortened, format to our traditional service and it will include the Act of Remembrance,
Seats in church will be restricted and it will be essential to book them in advance either on line or via the Parish Office in the usual manner.  It will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Zoom. Book here (from Monday 26th October)

4.00pm Music and Readings for Remembrance Sunday followed by Compline  -  There will be a congregation in church and it will also be livestreamed on YouTube.  Book here (from Monday 26th October):

Services in the other churches in our team.

Details can be found in our weekly email bulletin and in the Grapevine and also on the following websites:

Wimbish Church -
Debden Church -
Cam Village Churches -
Ashdon Church -
Hadstock Church -

Zoom Screenshot-400Online Services this week

In addition to the YouTube recording of the above 10am Family Service - see above - there is:

Sunday 25th October - 12 noon Annual Parochial Church Meetings - Zoom only (not in church). All on electoral roll most welcome to attend.  See full notice here. The meeting can be joined on Zoom with the usual 10am Sunday service link.

More information on joining our Zoom services is available here.

5.00pm - Tuesday 27th October - Live Zoom Evening Prayer with extended prayer for the Appointment of a new Team Rector

Led by Mike Felgate. You are most welcome to participate in our Zoom service from the Saffron Walden and Villages Team Ministry.  A copy of the Evening Prayer service sheet can be downloaded here. The Bible references for this service can be found in the Grapevine under Tuesday.

9.30am - Wednesday 28th October - Live Zoom Holy Communion 

Led by Rev’d Caroline Currer. The service sheet for October and details of Bible readings can be downloaded here.

Monthly Prayer Sheet
If you are not able to access online services, you may appreciate the leaflet for private prayer at home - see Prayer Sheet for October.  

Recorded YouTube services

You can download previous Online Recorded Services here.