Welcome to the gateway to the villages of Little Maplestead, Great Maplestead, Pebmarsh and Gestingthorpe

Church Services

The Reverend Beverley has been strongly advised by the Bishops and the Essex Public Health Directors that all services should move online. The advice reflects the fact that we continue to be the worst hit area of the country and the extraordinary pressures facing our hospitals.


Join  our services each Sunday at 10am via Zoom, the link will be posted on the ‘Knights Hospitallers Parishes’ Facebook page or can be emailed to you if you prefer. 

Additionally services can be found on the following Facebook pages and websites:

Chelmsford Cathedral  https://www.facebook.com/chelmsfordcathedral 

  • Morning Prayer Daily at 7.45am 
  • Evening Prayer Daily at 5.15pm 
  • Sunday Eucharist Weekly at 10.30am 

Church of England   https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/church-online 

  • Weekly Sunday Service at 9am 
  • Daily Hope Telephone Line – 0800 804 8044. A free phone line of hymns prayers and reflection available 24 hours a day, for those without internet.

Our churches remain open for private prayer on set days, please contact your churchwarden for times of opening.


March 2021 magazine now available


We are the gateway to the churches and communities of the four parishes of Little and Great Maplestead, Pebmarsh and Gestingthorpe.


We are managed by the Parish Magazine of the four parishes.


Our responses to the coronavirus outbreak can be found on the individual pages.


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