Welcome to the website for St. Michael & All Angels church and the Friends of Copford Church


Ranked in the ‘Top 100’ by Simon Jenkins in his book “England’s Thousand Best Churches”. Described by Pevsner as “the most remarkable Norman parish church in the county”

What is it that makes St. Michael & All Angels church, Copford, so special?   It is interesting architecturally and has a pretty woodland setting, on the edge of our small village, beside the cricket pitch. However, the remarkable Norman wall paintings are the real attraction, described by Simon Jenkins as “amongst the best in England”. Only five minutes off the A12 just south of Colchester, they are certainly worth a detour if you are visiting East Anglia.

Copford Church is open for private prayer every day, from 9am and the earlier of dusk or 5.30pm. 

Updated Guidelines:
Covid 19, Step 4 of the Government Roadmap from 19th July
We have received the new Church of England Guidelines which we can now apply in our churches. At our services we wish to make sure that everyone feels safe and secure while gradually being able to do more of the things that we love, such as singing hymns.  We will respect everyone’s needs, and ask that you continue to wear face-coverings when in church. If you have special concerns, or wish to be seated while maintaining Social Distancing,
please do let the sidesperson know at the door who will help you.
This Sunday we do ask that you register for Trace and Test as you arrive. This can be either by scanning the QR code using the app, or by the person on the door taking your details and ticking off on the sheet provided. This information will be kept for 21 days and then securely disposed of.
If you have and questions or concerns, please contact Christine Hall on weekdays 07421 078981 thurstableteamadmin@btinternet.com
At weekends if you have any queries, please contact the Churchwardens.
If you would prefer to join us from home you can join the Sunday Services at St Luke’s online in the usual way. Login details available from Rosemary, Anne-Marie or Christine Hall.

Please contact Rev Anne-Marie, on  amlrenshaw@btinternet.com with any questions, concerns or comments.


Church of England
You can read the guidance, along with the letter from the Archbishops, here:

Safeguarding Policy

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.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-contacts

Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative are:  Susan Collins Email: suecollins0512@gmail.com

Mothers’ Union

Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation for all who have been baptised – men are welcome too! – and seeks to encourage and support families, marriage and a fair and just society for all.  There are more than 3.6 million members living in over 78 countries in the world.

For further information contact Barbara Moore on email mulberrylodge32@tiscali.co.uk