Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

    RAD (Royal Association for Deaf People)

    RAD promotes the welfare and interests of Deaf people, working with the Deaf Community, Deaf Clubs, Deaf individuals and the parents of Deaf children. Most of RAD?s work is in London, the East of England and the Southeast of England. RAD is organised around the following services: Deaf Community Development; Advice and Advocacy; Learning Disability; Mental Health; Sign Language Interpreting; Training.

    Head Office: 18 Westside Centre, London Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3 8PH

    Phone: 0845 688 2525   Fax: 0845 688 2526

    Email:   Website:

    Retired Clergy Association

    Chairman: Rt Revd Frank Sargeant

    32 Brotherton Drive, Trinity Gardens, Salford, M3 6BH a  Phone: 0161 839 7045 

    Secretary: John Sanson

    Kigeon Cottage, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1TE a  Phone: 01872 520471 

    Local Representative: Revd Stephen Pix

    South Farm, Windmill Hill, Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9AD

    Revd Dr George Richards’ Charity

    Applications for grants are considered from C/E clergy in need of assistance through sickness or infirmity and have become incapable of performing their clerical duties thereby forcing them to take early retirement. Widows, widowers and other dependants of such clergy may also seek assistance.

    Secretary: Dr P D Simmons

    98 Thomas More House, Barbican, London EC2Y 8BU   Phone: 020 7588 5583

    Round Tower Churches Society

    Formed in 1973, the Society helps by grants and advice to preserve this unique group of churches.


    Grants Officer: Nick Wiggin

    Fir Tree Cottage, High Road, Witnesham, Ipswich IP6 9EX   Phone: 01473 785596 

    Secretary: Mrs E M Stilgoe

    Crabbe Hall, Burnham Market, King?s Lynn PE31 8EN a  Phone: 01328 738237

    Royal British Legion

    President: Colonel R A Shervington, TD DL

    The Brambles, 50 St Johns Road, Stansted, CM24 8JS a

    County Secretary: E J Seymour, MBE

    Royal British Legion, 2 St John's Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JD

    Phone: 01245 505919

    Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)

    19 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EB

    Phone: 01722 424849 

    Area Chairman: Peter Nardone

    Music Office/Department, The Cathedral Office, Guy Harlings, New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1TY

    Phone: 01245 252429

    RSCM - Essex and East London Church Music Committee

    Music Office/Department, Cathedral Office, New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1TY

    Phone: 01245 252429   Fax: 01245 294499


    Chairman: Peter Nardone

    Secretary: Christine Hall Email:

    Duncan Paterson

    Phone: 020 8554 9499   Email:

    Lionel Woods

    Phone: 01375 674479   Email:

    Colchester: Graham Wadley

    Phone: 01206 824036   Email:

    Treasurer: Peter Kendal