Welcome to Widford Parish

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Christmas is approaching and we have a number of services to come and join in with.


17th December      

St Marys Church                      9:30am     Holy Communion

Church of The Holy Spirit         6:30pm     Evening Carol Service 

(There is no morning service at CHS)

evening carol service

24th December       

St Marys Church    9.30am         Reflective Christmas Service

Church of The Holy Spirit             3pm    All Age Nativity       

all age service

St Marys Church 11:30pm Midnight Communion 

midnight communion

Christmas Day  

Church of the Holy Spirit      10:00am   Present  service

christmas day

This week's Churchtalk

stephaine preaching"Hi, I'm Rev'd Stephanie Gillingham, Priest-in-Charge of Widford Parish where we have something for every age group.We have two worship centres offering a more traditional (but relaxed) style of worship at St. Marys and a modern style of band led worship in Church of the Holy Spirit.

 You are very welcome to come to our events and services across the parish so why not have a browse around our site and see what we have for you? We also have a Facebook page to keep you up to date with events, so why not click on the logo to visit us there, too?"

The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Widford, proudly stands in the gateway of Chelmsford on the Chandlers Roundabout leading to Hylands Park and House. It was built in 1862 (for just £4,500!) by Arthur Pryor from Hylands House, the then centre of Widford Village.


Church of the Holy Spirit (CHS) was built in 1961 when Widford was ever expanding with housing and industry. CHS is in Forest Drive, as well as our Parish Centre is attached to Church of the Holy Spirit which is used on a weekly basis to hold events and gatherings.

You will receive a warm welcome at both churches, which are also children-friendly, with activities available for them during the services, with scripture specific material. We have a number of events and activities to which you are warmly invited to join us, as well as our Sunday services, which include tea, coffee and biscuits at the end:

St. Mary's -  9:30am - 11:00am

CHS - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Explore our website or call the office for more information about all the events and activities we have throughout the year; contact details and office hours can be found at the bottom of the page

We are a part of Chelmsford South West Churches which is made up of the Moulsham churches of St. John, the Evangelist and St. Lukes as well as St. Michael and All Angels, Galleywood.

Office Hours

Monday 9:15am to 11:45am

Tuesday, Thursday and  Friday: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Wednesday 9:30am to 11:30am

Office Phone Number:  01245 355 989

Office email address  widfordchurchtalk@gmail.com


Church of the Holy Spirit
& Widford Parish Office,
Forest Drive,