St James Church, Sewards End


SewardsEnd300Welcome to St James’ Church, Sewards End

Details of services at St James and across the team are available on the weekly newssheet (Grapevine) and email bulletin.  If you would like to receive these, please email

Find out more about St James using the menu items on the right.

This church has been at the centre of Sewards End since 1847 when it also served as the village school.

You are warmly invited to worship here, whether regularly or on particular occasions. Services are normally held twice a month at 9.30 am and at the major Christian festivals; most of the congregations stay on for refreshments.

St James Sewards End and St John’s Little Walden together with St. Mary’s Saffron Walden are all part of the Parish of Saffron Walden which in turn is part of the Saffron Walden and Villages Team ministry.

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. For more information and for details of our Parish Safeguarding Representatives, please see the Safeguarding page of our website.

Other activities include children’s events, and coffee mornings in the village hall.

Rev'd Canon Chris Bishop    
Priest with direct responsibility for St James, Sewards End
01799 523 722 or 07810 851 002
Contact Us

To find out more, or to enquire about baptisms or weddings, please contact Chris Bishop by phone 01799 523 722 or 07810 851 002 or email or via St Mary’s Parish Office 01799 506 024 - email

Deputy Wardens

Michael Dean – Middle House, 3 Tylers, Sewards End, CB10 2LN - 01799 523 388
Lynne Ketteridge - Brickaby, 14 Cole End Lane, Sewards End, CB10 2LQ - 01799 523898 -

How to find us

St James’ Church, Walden Road, Sewards End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2LF

Sewards End extends along the Walden Road, two miles east of Saffron Walden. The village is about a mile long on the B1053. It is 43 miles from London, 17 from Cambridge and 14 from Bishops Stortford. Audley End railway station is 4.5 miles away.