Welcome to the online presence of St Mary's, Great Baddow. We are a group of ordinary people who love God and would like to share his love with others in our community. Please take time to look round our website and see who we are, what makes us tick and what we do. We look forward to welcoming you to any of our services or events, take a look at our content below for details of what's happening. Happy browsing!

2014 Services

Come and join us ...

28th September 2014
8.00am - Holy Communion 
10.00am - Harvest Family Service
6.30pm - Encounter with Holy Communion 

5th October 2014
8.00am - Holy Communion 
10.00am - Holy Communion 
6.30pm - Crossfire Service 

12th October 2014
8.00am - Holy Communion 
10.00am - Morning Praise - focus on SYM
6.30pm - Encounter with Holy Communion 

19th October 2014
8.00am - Holy Communion 
10.00am - Holy Communion 
6.30pm - Annual Memorial & Thanksgiving Service

26th October 2014
8.00am - Holy Communion 
10.00am - Family Service with Baptism
6.30pm - Encounter with Holy Communion & Alpha

You can listen again to our Morning Services by
 clicking here

  • Find out about what happens in a typical morning service here.
  • See our latest magazine here
  • Use our monthly prayer diary here
  • Click here to see our latest Annual Report, including reports of ministry and finances

Other Services

Find out about Christenings/Baptisms here.
Find out about weddings here.

Coming up …..

Prayer Meetings

During the autumn we will be holding three team prayer meetings with the opportunity for us to come together to pray about the appointments of our team vicars and for our team ministry. The dates are as follows: 

Thursday 2nd October, 8pm at St. Paul's
Wednesday 29th October, 8pm at Meadgate

Women’s Prayer Breakfast

Saturday 18th October, 9am -10.30am, St Mary's Church

Theme - Praying for Peace

A wonderful breakfast, with lots of coffee, as well as the opportunity to meditate quietly at a prayer station, to pray alone, or in groups. The following Ladies Prayer Breakfast will be on Saturday 22nd November. Please contact Kate Gowen for further details

Dates for your Diary

Saturday 18th October 
CABC Conference 10am – 4pm at Central Baptist Church. The theme is ‘Joshua: Living on promised turf.’

Saturday 15th November 
Essex Christian Healing Trust Autumn Conference 9.30am – 4pm at St Luke’s Church, Gloucester Ave.

Youth Alpha

Our Youth Alpha course starts at St Marys from 17th September 2014 for all 15 - 18+ yr olds. If you know any young person who would be interested in coming along, we would love them to join us, it’s not too late! Please contact Liz Soulsby or Jacqui in the office on 01245 477501.

Glitter & Glo

Saturday 1st November, 5.30pm – 8.30pm
St Mary’s Church                                      
Films & fun, songs & sweets. A great way for all ages to celebrate together! Wear bright colours, glitter, sparkle and funky hair styles. Come and join the fun as an alternative to Halloween for all the family.

This will be a ticketed (£1) event. Tickets are available from the Church Office from Monday 6th October.

Confirmation is an important milestone in our journey of faith and our participation in church life. It is an opportunity to state publicly our faith in Christ and our decision to live life his way, and is a significant event for the individuals being confirmed and for all of us as a church family.

We’ll be holding a Confirmation service in St Mary’s on 30 November this year. Confirmation is usually open to those of age 12 upwards, and there is no upper limit! If you have not already been baptised, and are 12 or above, we would normally arrange for baptism and confirmation to take place at the same time. If you feel this might be the next step for you to take, or you just want to find out more about what it involves – whether you have been a Christian for years or have newly come to faith – then please speak to Philip or Katie.

Cathedral Young Vocations’ Day

‘The Echo of Whisper’
Saturday 22nd November 10.300 – 2.30pm Chelmsford Cathedral

A time to explore God’s call on your life. The day is aimed at 16-30’s who are looking, even at the very earliest stages, to explore God’s calling on their life, especially to ministry in the Church. The day will include input and stories from Bishop Stephen and others, and lots of time for discussion & asking questions. With lively worship, lots of bottles of water, lots of coffee and a free lunch! 

For more information or to book, please contact Ivor Moody on: vicedean@chelmsfordcathedral.org.uk or via www.chelmsfordcathedral.co.uk