Welcome to St. Mary's Church
Woodham Ferrers

St.Mary's Church St. Mary's is the Church of England church for Woodham Ferrers , a village near Chelmsford in Essex, UK and it has stood at the heart of our community for over 750 years.

St. Mary's is situated at the top of the hill, on Main Road, in Woodham Ferrers. However, being set back from the road, people often miss it and don't realise this wonderfully historic building is there. Those who do take the time to visit will find an interesting and beautiful Church, in a peaceful setting with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the top of the Churchyard. Guided tours can be arranged for groups who would like to visit.

As a parish Church we have close ties with St. Mary's Church of England Primary School , the Congregational Church in Woodham Ferrers and our sister church of St. Andrew's in Bicknacre.

We also have a historical link with the new town of South Woodham Ferrers. Anyone who lives there is entitled to have a Wedding, a Baptism, a Funeral Service and Burial at St. Mary's.

Like the church itself, our services are traditional in style but with an air of informality and you can be sure of a warm welcome.
In addition to our normal pattern of Sunday morning services we hold many events throughout the year. These include 'Summer Sunday's Open Afternoons and Evensongs', Flower Festivals and Concerts and also seasonal festivals such as Easter, Harvest, Remembrance Sunday and the Christmas Services.

Our main service on a Sunday morning is at 11.15am and the monthly pattern can be seen on the right hand side of this page. Please note that on the fifth Sunday of the month we have a Joint Service with St. Andrew's congregation and the Congregational Church.

For all enquiries regarding Banns of Marriage, Wedding Services, Christenings, Funerals, Burials and Churchyard Regulations please contact Revd Carol Ball.


We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding.
Click here for the Church of England Safeguarding Policies.

Our Safeguarding officer is Pat Cox:
email: patriciamcox@talktalk.net
tel: 01245 223542.
Click here for our Parish Safeguarding Policy.

Chelmsford Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted at:
tel: 01245 294444
Click here for the Dlocese of Chelmsford Safeguarding pages.

Social Services Contact numbers:
Adult Social Services: 0345 603 7630
Children's Social Services: 0345 603 7627
Out of Hours (both): 0345 606 1212

In a safeguarding emergency dial 999