What’s on through the week


We normally meet on Sunday mornings at 10.30am at Saffron Walden Community Church in Castle Street, which offers access for disabled visitors. We also meet here for occasional evening services, usually at 6pm. Do check our Calendar, because sometimes we share services with other congregations and these may be at other locations.

At our morning services there are usually a good number of children present. We do hold occasional all-age services, but normally we run several children’s groups for the latter part of the service. These currently cater for children of ages 3 to 15, after they have shared in the first part of the service. Whatever their age children are an important part of our church family. For the youngest, we have a room available off the entrance lobby  where parents may take babies and toddlers if they become restless during the service. This is equipped with video and audio from the main service.

Community Church @ The Hub

In September 2023, we launched a second service at the Hub in Jubilee Gardens.  The service runs at the same time as our Castle Street Service at 10.30am.  The service has a more relaxed atmosphere but includes some of the teaching and elements from our Castle Street site.

Ladies & Men’s Groups

The Ladies and Men’s Groups meet independently once every month to share breakfast together; meeting on the first and last Saturdays of the month respectively.

These breakfasts usually take place at the Temeraire, Saffron Walden and are a perfect way to mingle with and get to know others outside the formal setting of church services or other set groups; the emphasis focusing on building friendships and introducing new people to the church community. People arrive anytime in the morning from 9.00am and can order anything from a full breakfast to just a coffee.

Please see our Calendar to check dates, times and places.

Toddler Music Playgroup

Saffron Walden Community Church’s Music Playgroup runs on Fridays from 9.30-11am, during term times. There are toys, refreshments and a 40 minute music slot. Each session is £2.
Please see the Calendar to check for term breaks

Young People’s Activities

Youth Club: We currently hold fortnightly groups for older children of secondary school age on Friday evenings from 7.30 to 9pm. For details contact Katie at admin@waldencommunity.org.uk

Messy ChurchWe also run occasional Messy Church sessions on Sunday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.30pm (check the Calendar for upcoming events). These are craft-based afternoons using creative activities to explore biblical themes, and have no age limits!

We offer groups for our children (age 3-11) and young people (11-18) during the Sunday morning services.

Pop-In Coffee Morning

Come in for Coffee, tea and toast in a relaxed and informal setting. 

10 am to 12 noon every Monday except Bank Holidays.

Walden Well-being Walk-In

A drop-in for those with mental health issues.  Do stop by on the first Thursday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon.

In the marketplace

On Saturday mornings during the summer, we run a stall close to the Marketplace displaying the message “Listen Pray Hope”. We have the opportunity to pray for passers-by who approach us, to listen to what God might have to say to them and to share our faith. Do say hello if you are in town at the weekend!

(See our events calendar for dates)

Alpha Courses

From time to time, we host an Alpha course. These exist to provide an informal, welcoming and above all, open environment where anyone can come to find out about Christianity. It provides a space for people to ask questions, challenge assertions, and explore for themselves what it could mean to follow Jesus. The general format of every session includes a talk, and then lots of discussion!

Find out more…

Home Groups

We believe that it takes more than just Sunday meetings to build a community that reflects the love of Jesus. For this reason we provide opportunities to get together informally during the week, normally in someone’s home. Home groups are intended for Christians who are an integral part of our own church community, they are part of people’s covenant commitment to the church; a place to deepen our mutual Christian fellowship, provide prayer support and to encourage more in-depth bible study. Find out more…

We also have a number of Growth Pods in the church.  Find out more….

Prayer Meetings

Prayer forms an element of all our meetings, but occasionally we also meet for prayer on a Saturday morning to spend longer seeking God together. These will be announced on this website.

The notes from our most recent meeting in March can be found here.

Service Times

Sundays at 10.30am

Regular monthly Prayer and Praise Services at 6pm.

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Saffron Walden Community Church
Castle Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1BD