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                   There are a number of activities taking place at the Church – please feel free to join us, or contact us for further information


Occasional Activities


Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Evening

Each year several hundred shoeboxes have been sent from the Free Church to children who would otherwise not receive a Christmas Present. Each November, we hold a shoe box evening, when people from the village are invited to the church hall to bring completed boxes, and to help assemble boxes from donated gifts. 


Two of our church members performed in The Ghost Train in November 2008.  This amateur production was organised by Churches Together in Stansted.


Regular Activities


Imagine sinking into a comfy sofa or armchair, sipping a free cup of Fairtrade ground coffee…. The Place on the Hill offers this and more ….  a selection of teas, soft drinks, light refreshments, fresh fruit, good company, WiFi internet, computers, a place to ‘chill out’ and escape the telephone, somewhere for the kids to play, books to read and borrow. Come to the newly refurbished foyer of the Free Church, every Monday (not Bank Holidays), Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am12.30pm.  Some days we have Painting for All led by local artist Arthur Law – come and try your hand at drawing and painting.  All welcome.

For more details please contact the Free Church Team on  We look forward to seeing you.


New Directions in Worship

The morning service on the first Sunday on alternate months is much more informal than our usual services, and is particularly aimed at those who would like a change from, or do not feel very comfortable in, a formal service.  The service is participative, and is suitable for all ages.


Whitechapel Mission

Like St John’s C of E Church in Stansted, we have links with the mission, which serves the London ‘street people’.  St John’s Church, which is open daily during daylight hours, has a collection point at the back of the church. Please do not bring items to the Free Church.  For more details of the mission please click here.



Shalom is an ecumenical group which meets fortnightly on Monday evenings.  There is a varied programme of religious and secular evenings, some led by members of the group and some led by outside speakers.  For dates, please see Other Activities.


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