Local Religious Communities

Church of England

Having for many years operated effectively as a single church with two buildings, the two church parishes of Quendon and Rickling are now formally united as the Church Parish of Quendon and Rickling.  Both church buildings continue in use for the parish.  The joint parish is currently without a vicar (in iterregnum) but the Rev. Peter Allen is due to be licensed to the Benefice on the 25th of May 2022.

Parish Church of St Simon & St Jude, QuendonSt Simon & St Jude, Quendon CB11 3XJ

Quendon's Church building may be found at the end of a tiny lane off the main Cambridge Road.  Perched atop a small hill it is easily recognisable by its white bell tower and cupola.

All Saints, Rickling CB11 3YL

Parish Church of All Saints, RicklingRickling Church building is at Church End in the now almost deserted old village of Rickling, a mile or so from Rickling Green.  Like Quendon's church it is at the top of a hill, and lies beside the road between Rickling Green and Wicken Bonhunt.

The two churches are part of a joint benefice with the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Newport and that of St Mary the Virgin, Widdington.  Sunday services are arranged according to a basic rota (subject to seasonal/festival variations), but it is best to consult THE LINK (see submenu to News above) parish magazine for details.

If you would like a visit, either at home or in hospital, or you know of someone else who would like a visit, in the current interregnum, please contact the Churchwardens identified below.

For information regarding Quendon Church, please contact Churchwardens Christine Osbourn on 01799 543367 or Maureen Hawkins and for Rickling Church contact Churchwardens at Quendon


The nearest Meetings are the large one in Saffron Walden and a rather smaller one in Stansted Mountfitchet.  Both meet every Sunday at 10.30 and anyone is welcome to come to a meeting and find out about Quakers.

Roman Catholic

St. Theresa of Lisieux
Stansted Road
Stansted Mountfitchet

Contact:   Father Lee Bennett - 01279 814349 - frleebennett@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Our Lady of Compassion,
Castle St,
Saffron Walden, CB10 1BP

Contact (click)


The Methodist and United Reformed  Churches in Stansted Mountfitchet joined to form the Stansted Free Church
 and may be found in Chapel Hill, Stansted CM24 8AG

Saffron Walden Methodist Church
Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1BP

Contact: Telephone: 01799 522037  Fax: 01799 522037

United Reformed

The United Reformed and Methodist  Churches in Stansted Mountfitchet joined to form the Stansted Free Church
and may be found in Chapel Hill, Stansted CM24 8AG

Saffron Walden URC (Abbey Lane)
Abbey Lane
Saffron Walden
CB10 1AG
Telephone: +44(0)17 9952 6618


The nearest mosques are in Cambridge and Chelmsford


Convenient Synagogues are in Harlow and Cambridge