All are very welcome to our Sunday services at St Catherine's Church. Visitors will
enjoy the rural country setting of this pretty church which is found on Church Road to
the West of the village.
Up-to-date information can be found by clicking
picture above and visiting our new website.
Contacts in Gosfield
Vicar: Revd. Sue Cruse, The Vicarage Church Road,
Gosfield, Essex CO9 1UD Tel: 01787 273434
Churchwardens: Bob Walters, (01787-473863) Laurence Carter, (01787-472225)
The History of Gosfield Church
The first church was built by Aubrey de Vere, third Earl of Oxford, the princely owner
of much of north Essex, in 1190. His countess had recently built a convent at
Hedingham, and the titles of the new church were given to the nunnery. When Henry
VIII suppressed the convent in 1536 he presented the titles to the 15th Earl, known as
the good Earl of Oxford’. His effigy in black marble lies in the chancel at Castle
Hedingham Parish Church.
A more detailed history is available
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