The church is not buildings, but people. We are a community of Christians who meet regularly to worship God, to listen to God's word, the Bible, and to encourage and love one another.
Each of our churches is quite different, ranging from the traditional to the more contemporary. Whichever church you decide to come along to, and whether you are completely new to church, or returning, you are sure of a very warm welcome.
Each parish has a dedicated team of people helping to enable the various different ministries of the church, and to minister to one another. Each parish has a PCC (Parochial Church Council) which meets six or so times a year, to make strategic decisions regarding ministry and resources and to support the the work of making Christ known in our parishes.
We are also part of the Diocese of Oxford. Each diocese is split into ‘deaneries’ (clusters of churches) and we are part of the Deanery of Bradfield.
St Peter's church has a more contemporary style of worship. There is a Sunday School for ages 3+. The church building was built in the 1960s to minister to the growing population of Bradfield Southend. For more information on St Peter's, go to St Peter’s, Bradfield Southend.
St Andrew’s, Bradfield had its last service in November 2014. It is currently planned for formal closure, but we are very hopeful that it will be passed into new ownership soon. However, the churchyard at St Andrew’s is open to visitors, and will remain so.
St Mary the Virgin is the parish church of Bucklebury. It is an historic Grade 1 listed building. The style of worship is more traditional, using Common Worship. There is also an 8am said Book of Common Prayer service each week (except 4th Sunday of the month when it takes place at St Mary's, Marlston).
Like St Peter's, All Saints', Upper Bucklebury was built in the 1960s to minister to the growing community in Upper Bucklebury. It has a more contemporary style of worship. There is a Sunday School.
St Mary’s, Marlston is a Victorian church built to serve the community of Marlston, in Bucklebury. It is now used mainly as the chapel for Brockhurst and Marlston Schools. However, an 8am BCP Holy Communion service is held there on the 4th Sunday of every month (except during school holidays) to which all are welcome.
St Denys' is the parish church of Stanford Dingley. Services are at 11am each Sunday, and are more traditional in style. We mainly use Common Worship. We also have occasional Evensongs. Please look at the services list for information on when the next one will be.
Every 5th Sunday, we share a service with Tutts Clump Methodist Church in Bradfield, alternating venues.