During these times when we are unable to hold normal Church Services
(you can stream these services, see below)
You can still read the Weekly Welcome Sheet which can be found under Services. Thank you.
To gain access to the streamed services, go into Google Search or Facebook, in the search box type Gilston and Eastwick Churches,
click onto one of the posts until you find the picture of Wendy at Messy Church.
On the left of the screen is the word VIDEOS, you have arrived.
Service sheets and hymns will be posted online as well. Enjoy. Once you are in you can look at last Sundays Service as well.
Welcome to the website of the church of St. James the Great, in the village of High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. This is the principal church in the Benefice, which also includes St. Mary the Virgin, Gilston and St.Botolph, Eastwick – details of life at these churches is also included in these pagesread more
Originally St Botolph’s was a magnificent medieval church. Early antiquarian records state that it was a large building with a tower, transepts and a tiled floor at the east end. By the 19th century, however, the church was suffering the ravages of time, and in 1872 the reforming squire of Eastwick, John Hodgson, determined that it was beyond salvation and must be demolished. And so it was swept away and between the years 1872 and 1875 the present building was erected in its placeread more
The original building was a small aisle-less church built around 1135. It was entirely rebuilt and enlarged in the second half of the 13th century. The upper part of the tower seen to have been reconstructed in the late 16th century, when the south brick stair-turret was added. The north aisle is old. The arcades are low and have quatrefoil piers with later arches.read more