Essex Church Photographs

Great Bentley


The following pages contain photographs of old Parish Churches in Essex. My eventual aim is to have a photo of every old Parish Church in the County.

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If you have any photographs of Essex Parish Churches that are not already here, or if you have better ones, I would be happy to use them, with an acknowledgment to you of course.

There are currently 458 photographs....any churches without a link are yet to be completed.


Abberton - St Andrew

Abbess Roding - St Edmund

Aldborough Hatch - St Peter

Aldham - St Catherines & St Margarets

Alphamstone - St Barnabas

Alresford - St Peter & St Andrew

Althorne - St Andrew's

Ardleigh - St Mary the Virgin

Arkesden - St Mary the Virgin

Ashdon - All Saints

Asheldham - St Laurence

Ashen - St Augustine of Canterbury

Ashingdon - St Andrew's Minster

Aveley - St Michael's

Aythorpe Roding - St Mary the Virgin

Bardfield Saling (Little Saling) - St Peter & St Paul

Barking - St Margaret's

Barkingside - Holy Trinity

Barling Magna - All Saints

Barnston - St Mary's

Basildon - Holy Cross

Beauchamp Roding - St Botolph

Beaumont cum Moze - St Leonard

Belchamp Otten - St Ethelbert & All Saints

Belchamp St Paul - St Andrew

Belchamp Walter - St Mary the Virgin

Bentley - St Paul's

Berden - St Nicholas

Berechurch - St Michael (Audley Chapel)

Berners Roding - All Saints

Billericay - St Mary Magdalene

Birch - St Peter

Birchanger - St Mary

Birdbrook - St Augustine

Blackmore - Priory Church of St Laurence

Black Notley - St Peter & St Paul

Bobbingworth - St Germain

Bocking - St Mary's

Boreham - St Andrew's

Borley - Parish Church (dedication unknown)

Bowers Gifford - St Margaret

Boxted - St Peter

Bradfield - St Lawrence

Bradwell juxta Coggeshall - Holy Trinity

Bradwell juxta Mare - St Thomas

Braintree - St Michael's

Brentwood - St Thomas

Brightlingsea - All Saints

Broomfield - St Mary

Broxted - St Mary's

Buckhurst Hill - St John's

Bulmer - St Andrew

Bulphan - St Mary the Virgin

Burnham on Crouch - St Mary the Virgin

Bush End - St John the Evangelist

Buttsbury - St Mary

Canewdon - St Nicholas

Canvey Island - St Katherine's

Castle Hedingham - St Nicholas

Chadwell St Mary - St Mary

Chappel - St Barnabas

Chelmsford - St Mary (Chelmsford Cathedral)

Chelmsford - St John (Moulsham Street)

Chickney - St Mary's

Chignall Smealey - St Nicholas

Chignall St James - St Mary the Virgin

Chigwell - St Mary the Less

Chigwell Row - All Saints

Childerditch - All Saints & St Faith

Chingford Old Church - All Saints

Chingford - St Peter & St Paul

Chipping Ongar - St Martin's

Chrishall - Holy Trinity

Clacton on Sea - St James

Clavering - St Mary & St Clement

Coggeshall - see Great Coggeshall

Colchester - All Saints

Colchester - Holy Trinity

Colchester - St Botolph

Colchester - St Giles

Colchester - St James the Great

Colchester - St James the Less

Colchester - St John

Colchester (Hythe) - St Leonard

Colchester - St Martin's

Colchester - St Mary at the Wall

Colchester - St Mary Magdalene

Colchester - St Peter

Colchester - St Stephen

Cold Norton - St Stephen's

Colne Engaine - St Andrew

Coopersale - St Alban's

Copford - St Michael & All Angels

Cornish Hall End - St John the Evangelist

Corringham - St Mary

Cranham - All Saints

Creeksea - All Saints

Cressing - All Saints

Dagenham - St Peter & St Paul

Danbury - St John the Baptist

Debden - St Mary the Virgin & All Saints

Dedham - St Mary the Virgin

Dengie - St James

Doddinghurst - All Saints

Dovercourt - All Saints

Downham - St Margaret's

Duddenhoe End - The Hamlet Church

Dunton - St Mary the Virgin

Earls Colne - St Andrew's

East Donyland - St Lawrence

East Ham - St Mary Magdalene

East Ham - St Bartholomew (Barking Road)

East Ham - St Michael (Romford Road)

East Hanningfield - All Saints

East Horndon - All Saints

East Tilbury - St Catherine's

Easthorpe - St Mary the Virgin

East Mersea - St Edmund King & Martyr

Eastwood - St Laurence & All Saints

Elmdon - St Nicholas

Elmstead - St Anne & St Laurence

Elsenham - St Mary the Virgin

Epping - St John the Baptist

Epping Upland - All Saints

Fairstead - St Mary the Virgin

Farnham - St Mary the Virgin

Faulkbourne - St Germanus

Feering - All Saints

Felsted - Holy Cross

Finchingfield - St John the Baptist

Fingringhoe - St Andrew or St Ouen

Fobbing - St Michael

Ford End - St John the Evangelist

Forest gate - see West Ham

Fordham - All Saints

Foulness - St Mary the Virgin

Foxearth - St Peter & St Paul

Frating - Parish Church

Frinton on Sea - Old St Mary

Frinton on Sea - New St Mary

Fryerning - St Mary the Virgin

Fyfield - St Nicholas

Galleywood - St Michaels

Gestingthorpe - St Mary the Virgin

Goldhanger - St Peter

Good Easter - St Andrew's

Gosfield - St Catherine's

Grays Thurrock - St Peter & St Paul

Great Baddow - St Mary's

Great Bardfield - St Mary the Virgin

Great Bentley - St Mary the Virgin

Great Braxted - All Saints

Great Bromley - St George's

Great Burstead - St Mary Magdalene

Great Canfield - St Mary the Virgin

Great Chesterford - All Saints

Great Chishill - St Swithin's

Great Clacton - St John the Baptist

Great Coggeshall - St Peter ad Vincula

Great Dunmow - St Mary the Virgin

Great Easton - St John & St Giles

Great Hallingbury - St Giles

Great Henny - St Mary

Great Holland - All Saints

Great Horkesley - All Saints

Great Leighs - St Mary the Virgin

Great Maplestead - St Giles

Great Oakley - All Saints

Great Parndon (Harlow) - St Mary the Virgin

Great Saling - St James the Great

Great Sampford - St Michael

Great Stambridge - St Mary & All Saints

Great Tey - St Barnabas

Great Totham - St Peter

Great Wakering - St Nicholas

Great Waltham - St Mary & St Lawrence

Great Warley - St Mary the Virgin

Great Wigborough - St Stephen

Great Yeldham - St Andrew

Greenstead juxta Colchester - St Andrew

Greenstead Green - St James the Great

Greensted - St Andrew

Hadleigh - St James the Less

Hadstock - St Botolph's

Halstead - Holy Trinity

Halstead - St Andrew's

Harlow - St John's

Harlow, Churchgate Street - St Mary with St Hugh

Harlow, Foster Street - All Saints

Harlow, Potter Street - St Mary Magdalene

Harwich - St Nicholas

Hatfield Broad Oak - St Mary the Virgin

Hatfield Heath - Holy Trinity

Hatfield Peverel - St Andrew's Priory Church

Havering-atte-Bower - St John the Evangelist

Hawkwell - St Mary the Virgin

Hazeleigh - St Nicholas

Helions Bumpstead - St Andrew

Hempstead - St Andrew's

Henham - St Mary the Virgin

Heybridge - St Andrew

High Beach - Church of the Holy Innocents

High Easter - St Mary the Virgin

High Laver - All Saints

High Ongar - St Mary's

High Roding - All Saints

Highwood - St Paul's

Hockley - St Peter & St Paul

Hornchurch - St Andrew's

Horndon on the Hill - St Peter & St Paul

Hutton - All Saints

Ilford - St Mary the Virgin

Ingatestone - St Edmund & St Mary

Ingrave - St Nicholas

Kelvedon - St Mary the Virgin

Kelvedon Hatch - St Nicholas

Kirby le Soken - St Michael's

Laindon - St Nicholas

Lamarsh - Holy Innocents

Lambourne - St Mary & All Saints

Langdon Hills - St Mary

Langdon Hills - St Mary the Virgin & All Saints

Langenhoe - St Mary

Langford - St Giles

Langham - St Mary

Langley - St John the Evangelist

Latchingdon - St Michael

Latchingdon - Christ Church

Latton (Harlow) - St Mary's

Lawford - St Mary

Layer Breton - St Mary

Layer de la Haye - St John the Baptist

Layer Marney - St Mary the Virgin

Leaden Roding - St Michael & All Angels

Leigh on Sea - St Clement's

Lexden - St Leonard

Leyton - All Saints

Leyton - St Mary's

Leytonstone - St John the Baptist

Lindsell - St Mary the Virgin

Liston - Parish Church (dedication unknown)

Littlebury - Holy Trinity

Little Baddow - St Mary the Virgin

Little Bardfield - St Katherine

Little Bentley - St Mary the Virgin

Little Birch - St Mary the Virgin

Little Braxted - St Nicholas

Little Bromley - St Mary the Virgin

Little Burstead - St Mary the Virgin

Little Canfield - All Saints

Little Chesterford - St Mary the Virgin

Little Chishill - St Nicholas

Little Clacton - St James

Little Coggeshall - St Nicholas Chapel

Little Dunmow - St Mary the Virgin

Little Easton - St Mary

Little Hallingbury - St Mary's

Little Horkesley - St Peter & St Paul

Little Ilford (Manor Park) - St Mary

Little Laver - St Mary the Virgin

Little Leighs - St John the Evangelist

Little Maplestead - St John the Baptist

Little Oakley - St Mary's

Little Parndon (Harlow) - St Mary's

Little Sampford - St Mary the Virgin

Little Stambridge - St Mary's

Little Tey - St James the Less

Little Thurrock - St Mary the Virgin

Little Totham - All Saints

Little Wakering - St Mary the Virgin

Little Walden - St John

Little Waltham - St Martin's

Little Warley - St Peter

Little Wigborough - St Nicholas

Little Yeldham - St John the Baptist

Loughton - St John the Baptist

Loughton - St Mary the Virgin

Loughton - St Nicholas

Magdalene Laver - St Mary Magdalene

Maldon - All Saints

Maldon - St Mary's

Maldon - St Peter's

Manor Park - see Little Ilford

Manningtree - St Michael & All Angels

Manuden - St Mary the Virgin

Margaret Roding - St Margaret's

Margaretting - St Margaret

Marks Tey - St Andrew's

Mashbury - Parish Church (dedication unknown)

Matching - St Mary the Virgin

Mayland - St Barnabas

Messing - All Saints

Middleton - All Saints

Mile End (Colchester) - St Michael's

Mistley - St Mary the Virgin

Mistley - St Mary's

Moreton - St Mary's

Mount Bures - St John the Baptist

Mountnessing - St Giles

Mucking - St John the Baptist

Mundon - St Mary

Navestock - St Thomas the Apostle

Nazeing - All Saints

Netteswell (Harlow) - St Andrew's

Nevendon - St Peter

Newport - St Mary the Virgin

Noak Hill - St Thomas

North Benfleet - All Saints

North Fambridge - Holy Trinity

North Ockendon - St Mary Magdalene

North Shoebury - St Mary's

North Weald Bassett - St Andrew's

Norton Mandeville - All Saints

Orsett - St Giles & All Saints

Ovington - St Mary

Paglesham - St Peter

Panfield - St Mary & St Christopher

Pattiswick - St Mary the Virgin

Pebmarsh - St John the Baptist

Peldon - St Mary the Virgin

Pentlow - St Gregory & St George

Pitsea - St Michael

Plaistow - St Mary

Plaistow - St Andrew

Pleshey - Holy Trinity

Prittlewell - St Mary's

Purleigh - All Saints

Quendon - St Simon & St Jude

Radwinter - St Mary the Virgin

Rainham - St Helen & St Giles

Ramsden Bellhouse - St Mary the Virgin

Ramsden Crays - St Mary

Ramsey - St Michael

Rawreth - St Thomas

Rayleigh - Holy Trinity

Rayne - All Saints

Rettendon - All Saints

Rickling - All Saints

Ridgewell - St Laurence the Martyr

Rivenhall - St Mary & All Saints

Rochford - St Andrew

Romford - St Andrews

Romford - St Edward the Confessor

Roxwell - St Michael & All Angels

Roydon - St Peter

Runwell - St Mary

St Lawrence - St Lawrence

St Osyth - St Peter & St Paul

St Osyth Priory

Saffron Walden - St Mary's

Salcott cum Virley - St Mary the Virgin

Sandon - St Andrews

Shalford - St Andrew's

Sheering - St Mary's

Shelley - St Peter's

Shellow Bowells - St Peter & St Paul

Shenfield - St Mary the Virgin

Shopland - St Mary

Shrub End - All Saints

Sible Hedingham - St Peter

Silvertown - St Mark

Southchurch - Holy Trinity

Southend on Sea - All Saints

Southend on Sea - St John's

Southminster - St Leonard's

South Benfleet - St Mary the Virgin

South Fambridge - All Saints

South Hanningfield - St Peter

South Ockendon - St Nicholas

South Shoebury - St Andrew the Apostle

South Weald - St Peter's

Springfield - All Saints

Springfield - Holy Trinity

Stambourne - St Peter & St Thomas

Stanford le Hope - St Margaret of Antioch

Stanford Rivers - St Margaret's

Stansted Mountfitchet - St Mary's

Stansted Mountfitchet - St John the Evangelist

Stanway - St Albright's

Stapleford Abbotts - St Mary's

Stapleford Tawney - St Mary's

Stebbing - St Mary the Virgin

Steeple - St Lawrence & All Saints

Steeple Bumpstead - St Mary the Virgin

Stifford - St Mary the Virgin

Stisted - All Saints

Stock - All Saints

Stondon Massey - St Peter & St Paul

Stow Maries - St Mary & St Margaret

Strethall - St Mary the Virgin

Sturmer - St Mary's

Sutton - All Saints

Takeley - Holy Trinity

Tendring - St Edmunds

Terling - All Saints

Thaxted - St John the Baptist, Our Lady & St Laurence

Theydon Bois - St Mary

Theydon Garnon - All Saints

Theydon Mount - St Michael

Thorndon Hall Chapel

Thorpe le Soken - St Michael

Thorrington - St Mary Magdalene

Thundersley - St Peter's

Tilbury juxta Clare - St Margaret's

Tillingham - St Nicholas

Tilty - St Mary the Virgin

Tiptree - St Luke

Tollesbury - St Mary

Tolleshunt Knights - All Saints

Tolleshunt Major - St Nicholas

Toppesfield - St Margaret of Antioch

Twinstead - St John the Evangelist

Ugley - St Peter

Ulting - All Saints

Upminster - St Laurence

Upshire - St Thomas

Vange - All Saints

Victoria Docks - St Marks

Virley - St Mary

Wakes Colne - All Saints

Waltham Abbey - Holy Cross & St Lawrence

Walthamstow - St Mary's

Walthamstow - St Michael & All Angels

Walthamstow - St Peter in the Forest

Walthamstow - St Saviour

Walton on the Naze - All Saints

Wanstead - St Mary the Virgin

Wanstead - Christ Church

Weeley - St Andrew

Wenden Lofts - St Dunstan's

Wendens Ambo - St Mary the Virgin

Wennington - St Mary & St Peter

Westcliff - St Andrew's

Westcliff - St Saviour's

West Bergholt - St Mary the Virgin

West Ham - All Saints

West Ham (Forest Gate) - Emmanuel

West Hanningfield - St Mary & St Edward

West Mersea - St Peter & St Paul

West Thurrock - St Clement

West Tilbury - St James

Wethersfield - St Mary Magdalene

White Colne - St Andrew's

White Notley - St Ethelreda

White Roding - St Martin's

Wickford - St Catherine

Wicken Bonhunt - St Margaret

Wickham Bishops - St Bartholomew

Wickham Bishops - St Peter

Wickham St Paul - All Saints

Widdington - St Mary the Virgin

Widford - St Mary's

Willingale Doe - St Christophers

Willingale Spain - St Andrew's & All Saints

Wimbish - All Saints

Witham - St Nicolas

Wivenhoe - St Mary the Virgin

Wix - St Mary the Virgin

Woodford - St Mary's

Woodford Bridge - St Paul

Woodford Green - St Barnabas

Woodford Wells - All Saints

Woodham Ferrers - St Mary the Virgin

Woodham Mortimer - St Margaret's

Woodham Walter - St Michael

Wormingford - St Andrew

Wrabness - All Saints