The benefice of North Hinckford is set in the beautiful rolling countryside of North Essex, bordering Suffolk and on the River Stour, we comprise 15 churches in the villages of 

Alphamstone, Belchamp Otten, Belchamp St Paul, Belchamp Walter, Borley, Bulmer, Foxearth, Gt Henny, Lamarsh, Liston, Middleton, Ovington, Pentlow, Twinstead,

Wickham St Paul


We have a heart for our communities, our faith and churches.  Our beautiful buildings are hidden treasures that have been a Christian presence in our villages for hundreds of years.  Our church families are welcoming, warm and friendly.


As a benefice we are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. The Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. Click on the link below.

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"Life is full of joys and sorrows but all our life stories bring richness and beauty to our souls. We hope to enable people to meet with God, so as to find peace within and have life in all its fullness."

Rev Gill Morgan 

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The North Hinckford Team

Pastoral Care


Our worship, like our churches, is diverse across the benefice meeting the needs of our church families.

We celebrate Holy Communion weekly using predominantly Common Worship and occasionally Book of Common Prayer.

We have a strong pattern of lay led services and we also enjoy worshipping in more creative ways to celebrate Festivals.

Working together the Team seek to nurture and grow our worshipping communities through living and telling the story of a God who loves, inspires, empowers, and transforms us. We will seek to share God’s love with all; reaching out to those in need; prioritising the elderly, the vulnerable and young families and their children and helping our church members to live out the gospel in their daily lives.



The Vicarage

Gages Road

Belchamp St Paul

CO10 7BT

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In life's rich tapestry, woven of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, we are here for you.

Whether you have a Christian faith or not, at life's beginnings, endings and just those other times we offer our support to get alongside, listen and pray.  


The Bible is full of examples of how we should love one another and ourselves.  Jesus himself is described as the Good Shepherd who looks after his sheep. Pastoral care offers this kindness to all people because we are all loved and cherished.  


Be kind to yourself as well as others and please contact one of us if we can assist you in any way through the journey of life. 



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