Christ give you grace to grow in holiness, to deny yourselves, take up your cross, and follow him.
And the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
rest upon you, and your communities,
throughout this season of Lent and always. Amen.
Lenten Blessing from Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford
What is the Six Villages?
We are a group of six Anglican churches in rural villages on the Herts/Essex borders, just south of the market town of Bishop's Stortford. Sharing life and a love of Jesus across rural Essex.
Together, we are part of the Deanery of Harlow, and the Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford.
We are very proud to be able to worship in our six beautiful and historic church buildings, and we look forward to welcoming you to share in one of our regular services or social events.
Since 2017, we have been working together in partnership as a formal Mission and Ministry Unit - building on a collaborative and supportive covenant of our six churches which was formed in 2014. Our clergy and lay ministers are licensed to serve in each of the six parishes.
We are currently in the process of forming the six parishes into a single benefice, and we expect to put in place a joint church council to oversee our development as a group of six.
Working, living and worshipping together in this way puts us in a stronger position to serve the needs of our church families and local communities across all of the villages.