St Mary’s Kelvedon

The parish church has been part of village life for many centuries. The oldest part is at the west end by the Bell Tower, these arches were built in the 12th century.

The nave and aisles were built in the 13th century and the tower and chancel in the 14th century. Over the years different additions have been built as needs and tastes changed.

The most recent major building project was an extension built in the 1980’s, to provide a kitchen, meeting rooms and toilets.

At the end of 2023 a screen and projector were installed to phase out the use of hymn books and service sheets. The sound system was also updated at the same time.

St  Mary's is usually open every day from about 9.00 am - 5.00 pm for visiting, private prayer and reflection.  Sometimes it may be closed for special events such as funerals, if you are coming from a distance please check with the Revd Simon Garwood, that the church will be open.