High Street,
Essex CO7 6DE

Dedham and Ardleigh Parishes Office at The Assembly Rooms
Tel: 01206 322136
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The Ascension By John Constable RA
The Ascension

by John Constable RA (1776-1837) - courtesy:
The Constable Trust Opens in separate window
is on permanent display in Dedham Parish Church.
More details in our On-line Tour

Dedham Parish Church

Dedham Parish Church AisleOur church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin in 1492 when the present building was begun, is not the first church to have been built upon this site.

There has been a church in Dedham since at least 1322, when services were held in a smaller church on the site of our present South Aisle Chapel. The archway to the present Vicar’s vestry is thought to have been the entrance to that church.

At the heart of Dedham stands the Parish Church. At the heart of the church are those who carry out the Apostle's instruction to 'have reverence for Christ in your hearts, and honour Him as Lord'.

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Services for the next 7 days.

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Sunday Services

New pattern of services from 1st May 2017.

(D) = Dedham (A) = Ardleigh

Services are changing: there will be an 8am each week alternating between Dedham and Ardleigh. The 10.30am services will change time to 11am and also alternate between Dedham and Ardleigh see below

1st Sunday in the month

8am (D) Holy Communion - bcp 

11am (A) Morning Worship - cw 

5.00pm (D) Evensong - bcp 

2nd Sunday in the month

8am (A) Holy Communion –bcp

9.30am (D) New informal service (from late summer) 

11am (D) Holy Communion - cw

3rd Sunday in the month

8am (D) Holy Communion - bcp 

11am (A) Parish Eucharist - cw

4th Sunday in the month

8am (A) Holy Communion - bcp 

11am (D) Matins (bcp) 5pm 

(D) Revive at 5

5th Sunday in the month

Joint Service at 11am

What's On in the next 7 days.
The events shown are mostly organised by or in aid of the Church.
For other events in Dedham, try www.dedhamparishcouncil.org.uk/calendar.php
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Tower Flag Days
United Kingdom

No flag days are currently scheduled.

Tower Tours


For information about tours of the tower visit:
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American Connections

Link to Friends of Dedham ChurchOpens in separate window

Diocese of Chelmsford WebsiteOpens in separate window