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About St Mary the Virgin

St Mary’s, Little Baddow, is at the North Western corner of the village with lovely views across the fields to the Chelmer Navigation. It is a friendly church with a mixed age congregation and we are always delighted to see new faces.

We are best described as having a varied churchmanship with a Eucharistic background but open to a range of services including a monthly informal service.

“We aim to show and share God’s love locally, ecumenically and in the wider world”

It would be a fair to say that St Mary’s encompasses congregants who have come from a range of churches as well as backgrounds that are more catholic. We as a congregation have a wide variety of views, but tend to enjoy the dialogue which inevitably springs from such differences of opinion in a very good-natured way.

We feel especially blessed because of our Covenant with the United Reformed Church and prefer to think of ourselves as Christians in Little Baddow rather than any denomination. Two services each month are shared with the URC as well as other ecumenical activities. We also have strong links with other local churches in the vicinity and share our priest with St John the Baptist in Danbury, an adjoining parish. 


We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Our safeguarding officer is Pat Breeze, who can be contacted on

The Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding Team can be contacted at 01245 294444 or Out of hours, please contact Social Services on 0345 606 1212 or in an emergency dial 999.