About Rochford

The town of Rochford is in a largely agricultural area, but its good transport links to London, Southend and Chelmsford make it a popular dormitory town. New housing development within the parish is underway, and plans for further growth remain in the pipeline.

The Parish Church of Rochford is situated not in the centre of the town, but in the middle of a golf course. It is a beautiful building, steeped in history, and its location makes it a popular venue for weddings. The Church also has good relations with local schools, the Parish Council, W.I., Rotarians and the adjacent golf club.

The Rochford congregation are a friendly and welcoming group of people who regard themselves as traditionalist but are continuing with their efforts to introduce changes to potentially attract a broader congregation.

The pattern of worship at Rochford is wide-ranging, encompassing Holy Communion in Book of Common Prayer (BCP) format and Common Worship formats, less formal Family, Morning Prayer and evening services and BCP Evensong. There is also a monthly Children’s Church which includes craft activities, drama and worship songs for children.

We now operate as a Mission and Ministry Unit which means that we are linked with the churches of All Saints, Barling Magna and St. Nicholas, Great Wakering.


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