Friends of Essex Churches Trust

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Welcome to Friends of Essex Churches Trust

We revitalise buildings that make communities proud.

We raise money to award grants to preserve and improve Christian places of worship of all denominations in the historic county of Essex (including the unitary authorities of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock together with the five London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest)

Our Projects

Wethersfield, St. Mary Magdalene

Roof repairs and internal decoration

Our church, St Mary Magdalene, sits in a central spot within the North Essex village of Wethersfield. It also plays a central role in the life of the village; we are open daily, and have at least two services a...

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Ride & Stride

Hundreds of people take part in Our Ride+Stride fundraising adventure – a sponsored bike ride or walk, every year.

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Ride+Stride event


  • Christmas cards 2023

    Monday 25th December 2023

    Order our Christmas cards 2023. Cards come in packs of 10 at £5.00 per pack. Postage and packing - £3.50 (1-4 packs), £6.00 (5+ packs).

    Greetings inside: With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

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