About Us

A very warm welcome to the church whose congregation has, since it was established in 1884, worshipped in two schools and three churches.

Our Aim as a Church


Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.
You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all this. But you are asked whether you believe and trust. This is called faith. It is a different sort of knowledge. It is the knowledge of being known and loved, and of loving in return.

The Christian faith is not a human invention. There are signs of God’s existence and handiwork in creation for anyone to read (Acts 14.15–17). But we believe in the way we do because God has come to seek us out and has made himself known to us.


When someone becomes a follower of Jesus they are baptized. (Or, if they have already been baptized, they will confirm for themselves the promises made at their baptism.) During this service a series of questions will be asked – in most respects the questions asked today are the same as those new Christians were asked in the earliest days of the Church.

Brothers and sisters, I ask you to profess together the faith of the Church.

  • Do you believe and trust in God the Father?
  • Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ?
  • Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit?

Everyone answers with either a simple ‘I believe and trust in him’, or by reciting the three parts of the Apostles’ Creed, one of the most ancient summaries of the Christian faith.

Being a Christian means responding to Jesus' invitation to enjoy a relationship with God here on earth and for eternity.


The colours of the web site reflect the traditional historic colours of All Saints.
Blue signifying Divine Contemplation, Red, emblematic of the Passion of Our Lord and also the emblem of Martyrdom.
Gold was added, the emblem of Brightness and Glory.


Living out our faith

Christians believe that love is at the heart of God’s will for our lives – love for God and love for others.

Loving God and loving neighbour belong together, and the best, most fruitful life is lived in loving communion with God our Creator, as well as with our fellow human beings.

See how other Christians are serving and living out their faith in these videos.
See videos here.

Our Team and their reponsiblities

Chris Wragg
Revd Chris Wragg - vicar of Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) Church.


Laurie Cowie
Laurie Cowie - PCC Member, Church Warden and Deanery Synod Rep.


Hilary Lygoe
Hilary Lygoe - PCC Secretary, Church Warden, Deanery Synod Rep. and an Evangelist Enabler.


Bob Wickington
Bob Wickington - PCC Member and the Church Treasurer.

Helen Pugh
Helen Edwards - PCC member and Safeguarding Officer.


Andrew Maxey
Andrew Maxey - PCC Member and the Electoral Roll Officer.

Liz Burton
Liz Burton - PCC Member.

Richard Benson
Richard Benson - Authorised Lay Preacher.

Kate Higgs
Kate Higgs - Children’s Leader and Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Malcolm Hollis
Malcolm Hollis - Choir Master.

Jim Rimell
Jim Rimell - Church Organist

Ann Cowie
Ann Cowie - Assistant Children’s Leader.

"They say we are a congregation that has worshipped in two schools and three churches"


Rev. Chris Wragg
01708 446571 / 07714507147

Squirrels Heath, All Saints (Ardleigh Green)
Ardleigh Green Rd, Hornchurch Essex. UK RM11 2LU

Sunday Services:

Under the present Covid-19 restrictions the following information is not applicable.

Normally, our Sunday services are a mix of Family Communion, Parish Communion, Family Parade and an informal Cafe Service. All held at 10.30am. We hold separate Children's Groups during most Services.
Every Sunday @ 8:30am Holy Communion (Informal said service with sermon)

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