WELCOME TO ST MARY'S BUTTSBURY
Our latest Newsletter is now available. Go to "Newsletter" tab above.
17th December 3.00 pm Nine Lessons and Carols by candlelight
25th December 8.45 am BCP Holy Communion
7th January 8.45 am BCP Baptism of Christ
21st January 3.30 pm Plough Sunday
Photos taken at our recent Advent Sunday, Pets Service, Tidy up Day and other activites in the past year can be seen on our Events page: Events of the last year
St Mary's church was built in the 14th century. It is without lighting or heating other than that provided by candles and is set amongst arable fields between the villages of Ingatestone and Stock. It is what one might call an agricultural church, not only because of its setting but also because of its services. In addition to the two services held every month, services are held each year to celebrate Plough Sunday, Rogation, Lammas and Harvest. The church is opened daily attracting visitors which, due to an adjacent footpath, over a year are numbered in hundreds.
Some 20 people gathered for our Advent Service
We were joined by members of the Billercay and Ingatestone URC congregations for our twilight Advent Service on 3rd December. More photos on our Events page
Our Church Services
We have regular BCP Services every month, Holy Communion at 8.45 am on the first Sunday of the month. See Newsletter and above for other services coming shortly. All are welcome to join us but wrap up well in the winter!
For the full programme of future services, go to our Newsletter by clicking here Newsletter
We are one of a group of 5 churches served by the Priest in charge, Revd Canon Lee Francis-Dehquani and a Licensed Lay Minister, Tim Lee.
The other churches in this group can be viewed by visiting websites where Service and contact details are given. Just click on the links below:St Edmunds Ingatestone| St Mary's Fryerning| St Margarett's Margaretting| St Giles Mountnessing|
Welcome to our church and our clergy, PCC members and Pianist and you are welcome to contact them using the "Contact Us" tab above:
Maintaining our Church
Our beautiful and historic Church of course needs regular care and we have a band of volunteers (not all of whom attend the Church but wish to maintain a church in this lovely setting) who support us with cleaning, flower arranging and churchyard maintenance. If you would like to be involved, telephone Alison or Chris Hayward on 01277 356836 for more information.
Go to our Events page for pictures of our volunteers at work in the churchyard:
Why not visit us?
The church is normally open each day from 10 am until 4 pm (or an hour before dusk if earlier) and all are welcome to visit and explore or to sit quietly in private prayer.
Our address is Ingatestone Road,Stock, Ingatestone, CM4 9PA...or if you use "what3words" they are "answer.polite.assert"
DIRECTIONS: Buttsbury Church stands on a hill in open country between, Ingatestone, Stock and Billericay. From Ingatestone take Stock Lane off to the East, cross the River Wid into Ingatestone Road and follow up the hill to the church. From Stock take the Stock Road B1007 south until you come to Ingatestone Road on the right which will take you directly to the church. From Billericay take the Stock Road B1007 north until nearing Stock you will come to Ingatestone Road on your left.