The Parish of St Andrew’s forms part of a six parish team comprising Halstead, Greenstead Green, Gosfield, Earls Colne, Colne Engaine and White Colne. The team vicar, with particular responsibility for the three Colnes, is the Reverend Peter Allen who lives at The Rectory, 5 Shut Lane, Earls Colne, telephone 01787 220347. Anyone wishing to speak should call him on this number.
White Colne Parochial Church council which is responsible for the running and financing of the church meets six times a year. The Churchwardens are Terri Streamer firstname.lastname@example.org and Christopher Chamberlain email@example.com. Recently the ‘friends’ of St. Andrew’s, White Colne has been set up for those who wish to help with the maintenance of the church and assist with the financing of repair or improvements to the building and churchyard. Any one wishing to become a ‘friend’ should contact the churchwarden.
Services are held twice a month on the first and third Sundays at 10.30am. In addition festivals such as Easter and Christmas are also celebrated. Those seeking information or help on baptisms, weddings or funerals should contact the vicar or churchwarden. We have a churchyard clearance, church spring and autumn cleaning day to which all are invited to help and are most welcome. The church is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.00am to 3.00pm.
St. Andrew’s origins probably date from the 12th Century with additional works being carried out over the centuries. The spire was added by the Victorians and has currently been re-clad with oak shingles following attacks by the woodpeckers looking for food. This substantial repair work was carried out this year funded by English Heritage, Friends of Essex Churches, Essex Environment Trust, Garfield Weston and the balance from church funds.