St Botolph Beauchamp Roding
St Botolph’s Church Beauchamp Roding is one of four Churches in the South Rodings Parish in the Deanery of Dunmow & Stansted and in the Diocese of Chelmsford. The South Rodings Parish was formed in 2004 when the Parishes of St Botolph Beauchamp Roding, St Edmund Abbess Roding, St Michael & All Angels Leaden Roding and St Martin White Roding united to form one Parish. Prior to this Beauchamp Roding Roding and Abbess Roding Churches had been linked together since 1927.
The Church is situated away from the centre of the village, standing in a church yard surrounded by fields and is a prominent landmark within the immediate area. The Church building which is listed Grade II*, looks out onto an idyllic location with a beautiful view. The Church is open daily (until 7pm) and attracts a substantial number of visitors who are struck by the beauty of the surroundings and by the sense of peace and tranquility they find there.
The church building consists of a nave, chancel, tower and south porch. The present nave dates from the fourteenth century, although this may have replaced an earlier structure dating from the eleventh century. One unique feature of the Church is the staged benching at the rear of the nave.
Two services are held in the Church during an average month. On the first Sunday of the month there is All Age Worship at 11am followed by refreshments. On the second Sunday there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am. The Local Church Committee organises three events each year, the Country Market held in the Village Hall in May, Cream Teas held at the Church in August and a Christmas Market in November also held in the Village Hall.
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