We are a rural community of seven villages in the very north-west corner of the Chelmsford Diocese in the deanery of Saffron Walden. The parish is close to Cambridge, sitting between the medieval market towns of Saffron Walden and Royston, with villages in both Essex and Cambridgeshire. And our villages lie at the very centre of the Icknield Way, the oldest track in Britain and which dates from Neolithic times. In 2010, we were able to celebrate an incredible 1,000 years of worship in our parish!
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Things are changing within our deanery and within our diocese! This video captures a range of views about 'Transforming Presence', the new strategic priorities of Chelmsford Diocese, during the Diocesan Synod on 2 March 2013 in Chelmsford Cathedral.
We see transformation in many ways. Bishop Stephen always reminds us that, by remembering and giving to the poor and needy, we lead a distinctive Christian life. In our parish, we have a strong bond with Jimmy's Night Shelter in Cambridge - why not visit their website to see how you can help transform the lives of the homeless in winter. Homelessness kills - recent research shows that homeless people die at an average 47 years of age, compared to the national average of 77.