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Welcome to the website of Greenstead Evangelical Free Church!

The next Messy Church is on Thursday October 31st, from 5 - 7 p.m. Check under "Messy Church" in the main menu for details!

Welcome to the Greenstead Evangelical Free Church website. Our aim is to tell you about us, what we believe, what we do, and how we can help you. Please feel free to browse the site and email us (see the Contact Information page) with any comments or questions.

(Click here to go to the mobile version of our website.)

Who Are We?

We are an evangelical church with about 45 members and a congregation of around 80-100 people of all ages.  We are a member of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.  The church building is located at the top end of Magnolia Drive, on Greenstead Estate in Colchester, Essex (England). The church itself has a history going back to 1963, almost as long as the estate's, and our goal is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the community of Greenstead.


We welcome you to our services and meetings (see the menu bar at the side for further details).

Why not come along and visit us?  We would be very pleased to see you!

Not sure which meeting to try?  We recommend the Sunday morning service (11 a.m.).


If you are a student at the University of Essex, then we warmly invite you to join us: we are situated just 2 miles (3 km) from the campus and we can arrange transport to and from the church on Sunday mornings.  Please click here for further details. Other students studying in or visiting Colchester are equally welcome!  (If your accommodation is on or around Greenstead, then you are within easy walking distance of the church: please click here to find us on Google maps [note that the church is at the western end of Magnolia Drive, near the junction with Hawthorn Avenue].)



The building has facilities for hard-of-hearing and disabled visitors, and for parents / carers with young children - please click here for further information.



For those who are planning a visit to Colchester and need travel information, drivers can find a map here. General guidance about public transport may be found here and specific help about bus routes to and from Greenstead here.


Recorded Sermons

Most of the sermons preached in our Sunday services are recorded and are available for free download as .mp3 files - just click here for further details.  A new series on Ruth has begun, while also available are series on  "Saved, Settled and Sanctified" (1 Peter), "Walking by Faith", Conquerors, Philippians and Mark, in addition to individual sermons by various preachers.


We are on Facebook - click on the words "Greenstead Evangelical" in the picture below if you want to know more!

British Summer Time ends on Saturday / Sunday (26/27th). Clocks go BACK one hour overnight.
The Harvest gifts produced 88 kg of groceries for the Foodbank and around a dozen bags of tins for the Hospice. Thanks to all who contributed to or supported this effort!
Our new Tuesday meeting (called "Helping Hands") runs on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in school term-time. More details can be found from the "Services & Meetings" button in the menu at the left-hand-side. Everyone welcome!
The next Messy Church is on Thursday, October 31st.
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