Welcome to the Parish of Badshot Lea and Hale!
We are a Church of England parish that would love to welcome you. At the moment all services in the churches themselves are suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic but we are still aiming to support you in every way we can, through prayer, resources, and practically where possible. We have online services here and other spiritual resources, some of which are here and you can also sign up to Zoom where we can have conference calls etc and keep in touch that way. If you sign up for Zoom can you let Alan know which email address you are using?
You can sign up here for updates too (once you have done so, scroll down and click the box at the bottom marked ‘coronavirus updates etc’) but also please get in touch if we can help or if you can offer help and we will do our best to point you in the right direction. You can email Stella Wiseman, the parish administrator.
In normal times we have several different congregations, who worship in a variety of styles, so we hope to have something for everyone. We are an Inclusive Church a church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We are also an Eco-Church, striving to care for God’s Creation.
We long to show God’s love in all we do and to serve the people who live in this wonderful community – our Parish covers Sandy Hill, Folly Hill, Upper Hale, Hale, Lower Hale, Heath End, Weybourne and Badshot Lea – 14,000 people! You can see the area the Parish covers with this map.
We are a community that relies on each other to help us to serve Christ and the communities that we live in and we will continue to do so in these unprecedented times.
We’re delighted that you’ve found us and hope this website will show you a bit about who we are and where to find us. We hope you find what you are looking for!
If you would like to know more about what is happening in the Churches in the Parish, please sign up to one of our News letters: here.
St George’s and St Mark’s are both accessible to those with mobility issues. St John’s is currently less accessible, for which we apologise. We are working towards improving access for all.