Welcome to St. Peter’s, Bocking

Priest-in-Charge: Fr. Richard Chand

We hope you find this website interesting and helpful.

Please do feel free to contact me on 01376 322279 or via email at fr.richard@stpeters-bocking.net

To find out about our Sunday Services, including prayers and Bible readings, plus other current notices, please click on the Pew Slip tab at the top of this page.

Sunday Services at St. Peter's


Every Sunday
Said Holy Communion
1st Sunday
Morning Worship
2nd Sunday
Sung Communion
3rd Sunday
Sung Communion
4th Sunday
Sung Communion
Choral or Sung (Congregational) Evensong
5th Sunday (When applicable)
Sung Communion

It is now your personal choice to wear a facemask.

Hand sanitizers are available.

Finally, please be respectful of one another's space.

We are always pleased to hear from those who would like to know more about the Christian Faith, those considering Marriage in our beautiful church, or the Baptism (Christening) of children or adults.

We are also available if you wish to speak in confidence about things which concern or worry you, and to pray for you and help you where we can. Please use the tabs above to find out more.

We are very grateful to all who support St Peter’s financially as we
continue to serve our community – THANKYOU!

If you would like to make an online donation you can do so using this
link, or the QR code:

Donation QR Code

Other Worship Resources: 


** BBC Radio 4 at 8.10 am.

     Also, in the afternoon on Radio 3: Choral Evensong (repeated from Wednesday afternoons).

** The Church of England:


      This web page links to online services streamed each Sunday at 9 am, and also previous  

       online Services and other resources.

** Worship Podcast for this Sunday (and previous Sundays too) from Chelmsford Diocese:


** Chelmsford Cathedral:




** The Church of England Webpage:


St Peter’s Parish Church, Bocking – Our Vision

  • To be a spiritual centre for our community that welcomes people of all ages, values our Anglican tradition whilst happily working with other Churches, and helps people grow in faith and be active in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
  • To serve our local area as good Christian neighbours, offering care and help where we can, and being involved in and supportive of local organisations that help enrich people’s lives.
  • To look outward to the wider world,  rejoicing in the diversity and beauty of God’s creation, and doing what we can to help people who are in need through poverty, conflict and injustice, and also to care for and respect our natural environment.
  • To enable all the members of our congregations to feel at home and to find and use their gifts, so that our Vision of a welcoming, inclusive, outward-looking community of faith may be fully realised.                               
    Agreed by the PCC May 2012 – amended August 2019 
We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding, or on the Safeguarding pages of the Chelmsford Diocese: https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding

Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative can be found on the noticeboard in the church and they can be contacted at psr@stpeters-bocking.net

Please report any concerns you may have to them, or directly to the Diocesan Safeguarding team at the website address above.

Please refer to the Safeguarding tab at the top of this page for information on Safe Spaces, a free and independent service run by the charity Victim Support and funded by the Church of England together with the Catholic Church in England and Wales and the Church in Wales.

It offers confidential support to survivors of church-related abuse (anyone who has been abused by someone in the Church or as a result of their relationship with the Church of England, the Catholic Church of England and Wales or the Church in Wales) whether or not a report has been made. The Safe Spaces helpline number is 0300 303 1056.

We are so grateful to the Late Peter Marsden for the creation of the original St. Peter's Parish Website, and for running it for many years.

His huge contribution to the life of our Parish as Webmaster as well as Organist, and in many other practical ways, will always be remembered.