Welcome to the website for our picturesque Essex village.


The Church of St Mary the Virgin in Arkesden is an important focal point in the local community. A large number of people attend and care for the Church, and services are held most Sundays at 9.30am, and 8am on the third Sunday of the month, either Holy Communion Services or Family Services, and everyone is warmly welcome.

Evening Prayer is said most Wednesday evenings at 5.30 pm. The Priest in Charge is Rev Margaret Davis and the Church Warden is Cathy Miles. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) meets regularly and oversee the day to day running of the Church. For more information, please see useful information on our website, or the notice boards in the church and churchyard, or speak to a member of the PCC.

Safeguarding Policy

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The Church Council has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding, which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding, or on the safeguarding pages of the Chelmsford Diocese: https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org//safeguarding.
Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative can be found on the notice board in the parish church and the Christian Centre.
Please see link below to donate to your Church
26C – How to Give to Your Church
 Please see link below to complete a survey for the Church
23C – Short survey. Worship at home in lockdown (1)