Our parish includes the communities of North Stifford and Stifford Clays. We are north of the town of Grays in the south-west of Essex, close to the M25 and Lakeside shopping centre.
One Parish Two Churches
There are two churches within our parish:
- St Cedd's Church, Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays, Essex
- St Mary's Church, High Road, North Stifford, Essex
The history of St Mary’s goes back to Norman times, whereas St Cedd’s only celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005. We combine within our Parish the old and the new, the traditional and the modern.
Children and Families
Children and Families are particularly welcome at our services. At both churches we
have an activity area for very young children, with toys,
colouring and books to keep them occupied.
At St Cedd's Church, Springboard meets every Sunday morning, providing activities and teaching for children aged 2-16. There is a creche for pre-school children; other children meet in the church for the first part of the service and then move to the hall for their own activities.
Our Pram and Buggy group for parents with pre-school children meets on Tuesday in the Parish Hall.
On the first Sunday of each month, we hold a service of Family Worship at 10.30pm at St Cedd's Church, where the teaching, music and activities are specifically geared to families and children.
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