Welcome

Ashdon is a village on the Essex /Cambridgeshire border four miles north-east of the town of Saffron Walden, and All Saints Church has been serving the village community for more than 600 years (please see our history page). 

All the family are most welcome at any of our services, which are shown here. ‘From May 2022, our services have reduced to twice a month, on the second and fourth Sundays. Sunday services are at 9.30 am followed by refreshments in the Church Rooms. On the first and third Sundays, there is a service at St Botolph’s in the neighbouring village of Hadstock, also at 9.30am. We serve refreshments in the Church Rooms AFTER services on the second  and fourth Sundays of the month, with a shared breakfast BEFORE our service on the second Sunday – all are welcome.  

The building is open daily for private prayer or reflection and as a place of sanctuary, continuing to be available for the community as it has been for so many years.   

We are part of the Saffron Walden Ministry team, a group of 12 local churches .   For those unable to come to church for whatever reason, a variety of services available online from different churches.   See our Links page for the website for St Marys Saffron Walden.

We are currently without our own Team Vicar, but our  Churchwardens Barbara & Mat  (contacts page) or any member of the team clergy (see website for St. Mary’s Saffron Walden) will be happy to answer any queries you may have.  We have a weekly email mailing to which we are happy to add your name if you would like to keep in touch with us. Just ask Lucy King to be added to the list, king785@btinternet.com.     

On Saturday 28 May the Rev. Brenda Brundritt was inducted as the minister of Ashdon Baptist Church.   We warmly welcome Brenda and her husband into our community.

Our annual Open Gardens on 12 June were an amazing success with fine weather to accompany our guests on their visit to Ashdon’s beautiful and diverse gardens.  Numbers were equal to last years record with lunches back in the village hall.    Thank you to all who opened their gardens and to the many helpers. 

May God bless and keep you in 2022.