Welcome to the web-site of our United Benefice. We are set in a rural area of West Essex covering the Parishes of The Lavers and Matching - all supported by thriving village communities and within six miles of Ongar, Harlow and Epping.

In addition to our regular worship we are broadening the ministry of the church to give opportunities to spread God's word in new ways.

The Church is dedicated to serving the community and encouraging everyone to discover God's purpose for us all, both as individuals and together as a church.

If you are seeking to develop your own faith, or would like to know more about the church please contact a warden in the first instance.


Mrs. Tina Webb
All Saints High Laver 01277 890241

Mrs. Rosemary Padfield
St. Mary Magdalen  01279 422619

Mrs. Joan Jones
St. Mary's Matching 01279 437762



Services in next 7 days

Wed2010.00 amLL Midweek Communion
Sun2410.00 amHL Family Communion
Wed2710.00 amLLMidweek Communion

All upcoming services

Rectory Reflections

Read the latest Rectory Reflections by Revd. Gill

Forthcoming Community Events

Events in next month

Moreton W.I.14 Sept2 pmMagdalen Laver Village Hall
Matching Farmers Market16 Sept10 am to middayMatching Village Hall
Bridge18 Sept7.30 pmHatfield Heath
Bridge19 Sept7.30 pmHatfield Heath
Lavers Book Club21 Sept8 pm
Coffee Morning29 Sept10.30 am to 12.30Parish House, Little Laver
Future of Matching Village Hall29 Sept8 pmMatching Village Hall
Harvest Supper7 Oct6.30 pmAll Saints Church, High Laver

All upcoming events

1 Peter 2:9

You are a chosen people,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people belonging to God,
that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.