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Welcome to our web-site

The aim of the web-site is to answer the most frequently asked questions with a single click.

I want to visit your churches - when are they open?

What times are the services?

I would like my child christened

I want to get married in one of your churches

I have an enquiry about funerals

I am researching my Family History - can you help me?

How can I contact the Vicar?

Where are your churches?

This is the web site of the Church of England parishes of:

St Mary the Virgin, Gestingthorpe

St Giles : Great Maplestead

St John : Little Maplestead

St John the Baptist: Pebmarsh

Part of the Halstead Team in the Diocese of Chelmsford


Thank you to Malcolm Guite for helping to lead our Plough Sunday service and contributing his thoughts and poems.

LENT 2018

Ash Wednesday, 14th Feb’ sees the start of Lent and during Lent we will be holding our usual Lent courses as well as additional services.

Details will appear here.


The blessing of the Plough on Plough Sunday