The Stodden Churches

Welcome to the Stodden Churches website

"As the Stodden Churches we seek to move forward together in love and service, sharing the good news of Christ with our neighbours"

Stephen Holroyd is the Priest-in-Charge of the Stodden Churches and you can contact him on or phone 01234 709740.
Do let him know if you would like a visit, prayer or communion at home.  Also if you are interested in getting married in church, having your child baptised, or being baptised yourself.


Sunday 27th October - All Souls Service
On Sunday 27th October at 10.30 service at Dean URC we will read out a list of names of those who have recently passed away.  Please note that this will be the only service that day.  There will not be a 9am service at Melchbourne.

Appointment of Rector of Stodden
Stephen will be appointed as Rector of Stodden at a service with the Archdeacon of Bedford at 10.30 service on 1st December (Advent Sunday).

Sunday 17th November - Shoebox Sunday
This is our annual appeal Operation Christmas Child where you are invited to fill a shoebox with gifts for children around the world as an expression of God’s love. We will ask God’s blessing on the shoebox gifts at Café Sunday.

Real Advent Calendars
The Real Advent Calendar is the only advent calendar that focuses on the real Christmas Story.  Each calendar comes with a free 28 page Christmas story-activity booklet designed to be used each day in Advent. Behind each of the 24 windows, there is a Fairtrade Belgian chocolate. Cost £3.99 each. Please let Stephen know if you want one.

Promoting a Safer Church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the church and is of the utmost of importance to us.  Please see our statement on promoting a safer church which tells you how to get support and what to do if you have any concerns.  Our parish Safeguarding Officer is Sarah Croft.

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