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

Sun2010.00 amML Family Communion
Wed2310.00 amLL Midweek Communion

All upcoming services

Rectory Reflections

Read the latest Rectory Reflections by Revd. Gill

Forthcoming Community Events

Events in next month

The Lavers Book Club17 Aug8pmNikki Baines home
Matching Farmers Market19 Aug10 am to middayMatching Village Hall

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.