All Saints’ Church

Springfield, Chelmsford

A friendly, welcoming church for everyone
in the heart of the community

Our Church


Our Vision and Future Priorities

Our vision is for All Saints' to be a friendly, welcoming church for everyone, and a transforming presence in the heart of the community.  So we want to be:

  • a people of PRAYER
  • with a lively and inspiring CHURCH LIFE
  • deeply involved in SERVING THE COMMUNITY
  • gladly and openly SHARING OUR FAITH in Jesus
  • WORKING TOGETHER with other churches and charities
  • generous and creative in FUNDING WHAT WE DO
  • and MAKING A DIFFERENCE, through our prayers, and our actions.

Our vision and future priorities for All Saints' are described in the booklet 'looking to the future' which you can download by clicking HERE. And you can watch a short video introducing 'looking to the future' by clicking this YouTube Link.

Church History

The nave of All Saints’ was built in the late 11th century by Ralph de Peverell, reputedly a natural son of William the Conqueror. During the 14th century the nave was extended to its present length, the chancel was rebuilt, and the tower was added, though the tower had to be rebuilt in 1586 following a partial collapse. The Church has many features of special interest including the font, screen, altar, stained glass windows and pictures. It has been home to a living, worshipping, praying church community for centuries, and as you move around this ancient sacred place, you can share their feeling of being very close to God.

A Guide to All Saints’ Springfield

We have prepared a free leaflet to help you enjoy your visit - please click HERE to download it. The best time to look round is following the main Sunday morning services, from about 11.40 am, when the Church is open for an extended period and there are people on hand to talk to. But the Church is often open during the week too – to check whether it will be open when you would like to come, or to arrange a group or school visit, please contact our churchwardens Roger Shilling & Barbara Garside or our Schools Coordinator Ros Webb - their contact details are on the Meet the Team page.

Church Centre

Approaching from the road, if you follow the path round on the right hand side of the Church, you will come to our modern Church Centre, which has a large Hall, a well-equipped kitchen, four meeting rooms, and toilet facilities. The Centre is well used by church and community groups throughout the week. When not in use for other activities, the Hall and kitchen can sometimes be used for private functions and events. For more information, please contact Andrew Britter, 01245 257362, abritter@btinternet.com.

Accessibility

Large print versions of the hymn books and most orders of service are available – please ask a sidesperson for them when you arrive. The Church is fitted with a hearing induction loop.

There are two steps down at the main (south door) entrance to the Church, and two small steps going from the nave up to the chancel, which may be difficult to manage for some people with limited mobility. However there is level access to the Church by going round the back through the Church Centre, and entering through the north door. We have several wheelchairs that can be borrowed by visitors. There is a disabled toilet in the Church Centre.