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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Churches

Key information about the church...


Where & when does the church meet?

We have a variety of services from the more traditional to contemporary through the month and hope that you will find something that suits you and helps you to grow in your faith.

Have a look at the monthly pattern of services below - they alternate between the two churches 

Each Sunday starts with a quiet service of Holy Communion at 8am based on the traditional words in the Book of Common Prayer (bcp).

Our mid morning worship at 11am uses more contemporary words from Common Worship (cw) and once a month we have a traditional Matins from the Book of Common Prayer.

We are led in our sung worship by our organists and choir.

ReVive at 5 on the fourth sunday each month has a completely different feel. We gather for tea, coffee and hot chocolate from 4.30pm and this informal service lasts from 5-6pm with contemporary songs, prayer, testimonies and bible teaching.

Rise n Shine - a new all-together service will be starting soon. From August 6th there's going to be a new service at Dedham each month at 9.30am. This will be for 45 minutes and will be especially appropriate for families with children at primary school, but people of all ages are welcome!

Which ever service you come to you will find a warm welcome, engaging and relevant teaching from the bible, and opportunities to be quiet alongside times of singing together. And there's normally tea and coffee to enjoy afterwards! 

Sunday in the month Church New Services
1st Dedham
8am  Holy Communion - bcp 
11am  Morning Worship - cw 
5.00pm  Evensong - bcp
2nd Ardleigh
8am  Holy Communion –bcp 
9.30am Rise n Shine all-together service starts August 6th
11am  Holy Communion - cw
3rd Dedham
8am  Holy Communion - bcp 
11am  Parish Eucharist - cw
4th Ardleigh
8am  Holy Communion - bcp 
11am  Matins (bcp) 
5pm  Revive at 5
Joint Service at 11am

 Please Contact Us for more information.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcomers who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. Our services normally include sung worship, prayers, bible readings and teaching from the bible.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.


What happens for children and young people?

Come and try out our new Rise n Shine service which lasts only 45 minutes and will include well known songs and hymns, stories and prayers. It starts on Sunday 6th August, and after that will take place monthly each 2nd Sunday at Dedham.

During other services there are craft activities and story books in the children's corner.

For more information about what happens for young people please visit the church life page


Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.


Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.


I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us.