The South Rodings is a Parish made up of four Essex villages with four Parish Churches and a population of 1350 located in the west of the Diocese of Chelmsford in the Deanery of Dunmow & Stansted. The four Churches are St Edmund Abbess Roding, St Botolph Beauchamp Roding, St Michael & All Angels Leaden Roding and St Martin White Roding.

The South Rodings along with our neighbours in the Six Parishes are currently seeking to recruit a Priest in Charge for the Rodings, the Easters and Gt Canfield, to view our advertisment please click here. The search is on to find a Parish Priest who will lead this group of 10 villages in the next phase of their journey; the Parish Profile can be viewed on the ‘About us and Policies’ page of this website. If you have any enquiries please get in touch via the details on the Contact Us page. For news and information about the Six Parishes click here.



We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. 

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website:

If you wish to contact our Parish Safeguarding Representative please see ‘About Us and Policies’. 


 Leaden Roding East Window


Abbess Roding NaveWhite Roding Font

Upcoming events

Deanery Walk - Stansted, Birchanger & Farnham

Saturday 19 October 2019

The host church is St Mary the Virgin, Farnham, near Bishop’s Stortford. As always, the walks commence at 9am and will be followed by light refreshments and a short service when thanks will...

18th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 20 October 2019

09.30am Holy Communion at Abbess Roding

11.00am Ten Churches All Age Worship at White Roding

Contact Information

17 Horsecroft
Abbess Roding