St Anne & St Laurence Parish Church


St Anne & St Laurence Parish Church located in Elmstead, Colchester, Essex.

We try to be a welcoming and inclusive church. People of all ages and faith backgrounds can find a home at St Anne & St Laurence Church.

We call ourselves "a Christian community in action". We celebrate God's love for the world by reaching out to our neighbours, both far and near.

We are part of the Benefice known as The Tenpenny Villages of Alresford, Frating with Thorrington and Elmstead, so named because the Tenpenny Brook flows through all three villages and therefore links us together

Sunday Worship

We normally preach from the 3-year Lectionary, but have occasionally done a sermon series.

The 10.00 a.m. service is a Sung Eucharist. We have produced our own Common Worship Service Booklets one for each liturgical season and each using different Eucharistic Prayers.

The 10am service on the second Sunday in the month is a more informal non-Eucharistic family service.

We are a child friendly congregation.

Rev Pauline Scott 01206 823163

Revd Pauline Hart 01206 826318

Prof Andy Downton 01206 250288 churchwarden

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On Thursday 14th January 2016 The Rt Revd Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester, accompanied by The Venerable Annette Cooper, Archdeacon of Colchester, Licensed and Installed Revd Pauline Scott as Priest-in-Charge of Elmstead, Revd Pauline Hart as Curate and John Harper as Reader.

Introduced and witnessed by Revd Guy Thorburn, this unifies the new Benefice of Alresford, Elmstead, Frating with Thorrington within the Deanery of St. Osyth and will also be collectively known as the Tenpenny Villages.

Members of the PCCs and congregations of the 4 villages together with Elmstead community leaders attended to witness and welcome the two Paulines and John to Elmstead and the enlarged Benefice.




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