Welcome to our church

Our Purpose

Is to Worship God, and to grow through developing as disciples, bringing other members of God’s family into our Church, and demonstrating God’s love and care.

Newsletter and Calendar

Weekly newsletter July's calendar is here


There is currently a display by the Kite Spirit Sewing Group, which is designed to commemorate the 1st World War, in St. Catherine's church. As the church is open on Sunday afternoon (27th July) for tea and home made cakes why not come and see the display then?

Alternatively it can be viewed when the church is open on Monday 4th August as the nation commemorates the start of the 1st World war. See our "Whats On" page for more details.

The Archbishop of Canterbury's recent address to clergy and lay ministers during his visit to the Chelmsford Diocese can be viewed on the Diocesan YouTube channel here

Contact us

Rev. Canon Paul Robinson
St. Catherine's Rectory
24, Somerset Road,
Stanford le Hope
SS17 0QA

phone: 01375 361758

e-mail: Canon Robinson


Room hire

The St. Francis Centre is available for hire at competitive rates for morning, afternoon, evening or all day sessions. To check availability please contact our booking secretary Kathy Bird on 'phone: 07920 794716 or email: Kathy
The dimensions of the hall are approximately 12.6 metres by 5.6 metres. The maximum number of people permitted in the building, at any one time, is 60.
Included in the hire is the use of trestle tables and chairs.
Facilities Include:-
Wheelchair Access, Alarmed Entrance, Accessible Toilets, Baby Changing Facilities, Fitted Kitchen, Carpeted Main Hall,