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).
We returned to church in mid-March for Mothering Sunday and have since enjoyed being able to observe Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter together in our lovely church. Our Easter service in particular was full of joy, with wonderful floral displays and the sound of the church bells.
We are now again holding regular services each week in church, although solically distanced, wearing masks and unable to sing. All are welcome, with no prior booking.
The death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9th April has saddened us all. Together with others across the country, our church bells were tolled 99 times on 10th April at 12 noon.
That building has remained open 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. It will continue to do so.
We are also part of the Saffron Walden Ministry team, a group of 12 local churches and have just been delighted to welcome a new Rector amongst us – the Revd Jeremy Trew. For those unable to come to church for whatever reason, there will continue to be a variety of services available online from different churches. See our Links page for the website for St Marys Saffron Walden.
Our Vicar Caroline or Churchwarden Barbara will be happy to answer any queries you may have (contacts page).