Prayer of the moment

Almighty and merciful Father, who shows your love to all your creation.
Humbly we come before you asking for a swift eradication of the coronavirus
Graciously hear the prayers we offer for all those affected by the virus currently
ravaging various parts of the world.
Calm our fears and give strength to those who support and care for others.
Grant healing to all suffering in mind, body and spirit, eternal life to the dead
and consolation to the bereaved.
Inspire those who are working to find an effective vaccine.
Counsel governments and health authorities to take appropriate steps
for the good of all.
Look lovingly upon us all, and in your mercy, forgive our failings.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Our churches

Our churches are part of the Church of England. The parishes in the group are St Andrew's, Althorne, St Stephen's, Cold Norton, Holy Trinity, North Fambridge and St Mary and St Margaret, Stow Maries. Each church has its own Parochial Church Council or PCC which is the executive committee of the church. The parishes are in vacancy at the moment, which means we do not have a vicar or rector.

Our churches are part of the Deanery of Maldon and Dengie. 

Please click on the link to access the View (magazine from the Area Dean of Southminster)

Crouch Valley Churches

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Holy Trinity, North Fambridge

St. Mary & St. Margaret, Stow Maries

St. Stephens, Cold Norton

St. Andrews, Althorne

Location of our churches

Our churches are located in the beautiful Crouch valley, in south eastern Essex,  in the villages of Cold Norton, Stow Maries, North Fambridge and Althorne.

We are committed to ensuring that all our churches are safe places for all.

The Parochial Church Councils of each church have the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement

Our Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Isabel McNally, who can be contacted on 01621 828967 or via email:

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