Nazeing is one of the largest parishes in Essex and a church has stood on this headland for over a thousand years. All Saints Church, Nazeing is a Church of England Parish church. It is a beautiful Grade 1 listed church.
The first structure erected nearby at the end of the sixth century would probably have been a plain oblong building, earth floored and with a thatched roof. The church on the site now standing dates from the 11th century. Over the ensuing centuries the building has been added to, repaired and rebuilt as time and the weathers’ relentless onslaught has weakened it.
The building we see today is probably structure number three on this site. Six years prior to the Norman invasion in 1066 part of the nave of the present building was erected and in the 14th century as the congregation grew, the North Aisle and Chancel were added to the old Norman nave. Many additions followed and there were major rebuilds in the 12th and again in the 15th centuries. The unending task continues and two further major restorations were carried out in 1874 and 1890. The most recent work being the Pilgrim room, added in 1999.
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The entire churchyard in Nazeing is looking better than it has for a very long time. The old Churchyard has been mown and cleared, brambles and thistles removed and old hedges trimmed and tidied. In the new churchyard last year difficulties with waist high grass are a thing of the past, mowing has been kept under control and paths cleared. All of this has been made possible with the tremendous help of the probation service with a team of community servers, volunteers.
Prior to 1779 there were five bells in the tower. Unfortunately we cannot locate any records from the foundry or elsewhere to confirm when these original bells were installed. These 5 bells (now numbered 2-6) were recast in 1779 by Pack & Chapman of Whitechapel.