Our New Vicar

  • Revd Heike Prentice

  • “We are delighted to announce that the Revd Heike Prentice has been appointed as our new Vicar.”

    Heike served her curacy at St Peter’s Church Hammersmith, and studied theology at St Mellitus College, London, while training as an ordinand at Chelmsford Cathedral.

    Before being ordained, Heike worked as a PA and administrator in publishing, IT and education, then qualifying as a direction and leadership coach.

Heike is married to Alistair, they have three adult sons and two granddaughters, who they love to see whenever possible. Originally from Germany, she holds dual nationality.

About her appointment Heike says: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as vicar of Coggeshall, Markshall, Cressing, Stisted, Bradwell-juxta-Coggeshall & Pattiswick. I look forward to serving the people of this vibrant and diverse benefice, to be returning to Chelmsford Diocese and for us to settle in the beautiful Essex countryside.”

Please join us in praying for Heike, Alister and their family as she begins this new journey.

Supporting the work of our Church

  • During these difficult times when meeting in church is not a simple matter, we are still a church, holding services each Sunday, with reduced capacity, and opening during the week at specific times for private prayer. We are still supporting the more vulnerable of our community and keeping them in touch by emails and the ’soon to be here’ streaming of services.

    The work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, and we really need your help now. Scroll down to see how you can donate online. 

  • Our decorated cross stands in the church porch as a symbol of hope. The porch will remain open so that it can be seen by all who pass by.


Thank You!

Hello and welcome to our website! We hope that you will enjoy reading and exploring it.  If you have any questions about our parish church, please get in touch.

The church is currently open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 2pm for private prayer, lighting a candle and reflection.  Sunday services are held at 8am and 10.30 but places are restricted and have to be booked.  Please telephone Valerie King on a Wednesday morning between 9am and 12 noon on 01376 563709 or 07713 349925

Children and Youth

At St Peter’s we are called to love God and to share His love.
To serve our community and the world around us and to
help all to know the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Coggeshall Parish Prayer

God of Wonder, Lord of Love,

We thank you for the life of our Church and for centuries of faithful prayer and service.  As we embrace the challenges of today, inspire and excite us to meet the opportunities of tomorrow, that, in the power of the Spirit, and in the footsteps of Jesus, we may build your dream for Coggeshall as we reach out into the future.


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