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Ranked in the ‘Top 100′ by Simon Jenkins in his book “England’s Thousand Best Churches”. Described by Pevsner as “the most remarkable Norman parish church in the county”

UK registered charity no. 292039 For further details, please contact: The Churchwardens – Mrs Sue Streete (01206 210457) or Mrs Heather Garnham (01206 211494)

We are committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit and will work with the community and our partners to tackle local problems.

Copford has 1 pub, The Alma, situated on Copford Green, a primary school, village hall, a Parish Council owned woods, 2 play-parks and a nightclub.

NEEAPS Copford Campus provides education for students who have physical or mental health issues which prevent them from attending their mainstream school.

Lights for the paintings are coin-operated (£1 coins only) from the terminal on the West Wall.

Copford is a village and civil parish in Essex, England, 3 kilometres (2 mi) west of Colchester. The hamlet of Copford Green is found a short distance to the south. The poet Matthew Arnold noted he was struck by "the deeply rural character of the village and neighbourhood."[2]

The following table and graphs show you crime and ASB breakdowns and trends for Copford.

Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation for all who have been baptised – men are welcome too! – and seeks to encourage and support families, marriage and a fair and just society for all.  There are more than 3.6 million members living in over 78 countries in the world.

Welcome to the Copford Neighbourhood Policing Team pages.

The Parish Council owns two play parks (one behind the Village Hall, the other on Queensberry Avenue), and a superbly well looked-after woods complete with a picnic area and several walks.

The village itself contains many Grade II listed buildings such as Copford Place, Copford Lodge (now 'Escape' nightclub), The Alma pub and Copford Church. All in all, there are believed to be over 20 listed buildings to find as you stroll around Copford.

We ensure that all students have the opportunity to re-engage with learning by providing a broad and balanced programme which includes a core curriculum supplemented by a range of extension classes such as horse riding, music lessons and vocational courses which are suited to the students interests.

The church is open daily between 9.00am and the earlier of dusk or 5.30pm. Group visits are always very welcome.  For these, please contact Heather Garnham, Church Warden (tel: 01206 211494) or Anne Whistler (01206 212486).  Guided Tours, followed by refreshments, can be provided if required.

Copford is largely an agricultural village situated five miles to the west of Colchester. It is easily accessible thanks to its close proximity to the A12, being just 1/2 a mile form the A120/Stanstead turn-off. The London Road end of Copford is served by buses running through from Colchester to/from Braintree, & Colchester to/from Chelmsford. It is also only a 10-minute stroll from Marks Tey Rail station.

Copford is divided into two 'zones', with the heavily populated 'London Road' end, containing most of the housing on the Queensbury Avenue estate, and almost all of the industrial & commercial units in the village. Meanwhile, School Road provides a link to the lightly-populated 'Copford Green' area

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There are no food shops in Copford, but there is a nearby Post Office in Stanway next door to the Swan pub., a major retail park about a mile down the road at Tollgate. Travelling into Marks Tey, there is an excellent butchers (Wilshers), bakers (Janes Pantry), car spares shop (Marks Tey Autospares) and off-licence (Londis).

The village has a Hall built in the early 1990s, and a School parts of which date back to Victorian times, and the majority of which was rebuilt with the addition of a new School Hall in 2002.

For further information contact Barbara Moore on tel. 01206 210079 or email mulberrylodge32@tiscali.co.uk

Copford Green and the neighbouring village of Easthorpe are served every Wednesday by a community bus for which tickets must be purchased in advance.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 10, Lexden Hundred (Part) Including Dedham, Earls Colne and Wivenhoe. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2001.

Copford is divided into 3 distinct areas of population, the largest of which is the Queensberry Avenue Estate with some 250 houses. London Road/School Road (down to the Village Hall) has approx. 190 dwellings, and the Copford Green area a further 150.

The church, which is located off Hall road, has some magnificent wall paintings, which have been restored to a high standard. Visitors are welcome to take photographs, but are invited to make a donation to help with the up-keep of the building and church yard.

Copford is part of the electoral ward called Copford and West Stanway. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 1,915.[4]

The village has many footpaths to walk and you can follow a trail that takes you out of Copford into Stanway.

We provide small group teaching on site at Copford and for students who are unable to attend the centre lessons can take place at home.

What is it that makes St. Michael & All Angels church, Copford, so special? It is interesting architecturally and has a pretty woodland setting, on the edge of our small village, beside the cricket pitch. However, the remarkable Norman wall paintings are the real attraction, described by Simon Jenkins as “amongst the best in England”. Only five minutes off the A12 just south of Colchester, they are certainly worth a detour if you are visiting East Anglia.

We have a very friendly local branch which meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7.45pm, at 86a School Road, Copford, unless otherwise notified.


The league table below looks at the total crimes and crime rate for July 2016 that occurred in all neighbourhoods within 5 miles of Copford and orders them by lowest crime rate first.

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Copford is part of the Colchester district and covers areas including Marks Tey, Easthorpe and Copford Green.

The closest rail link is the Great Eastern Main Line, which connects London Liverpool Street to Norwich, and stops at Marks Tey station.

The village is served by the 70 and 71 bus services at the London Road end, thus giving access to Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree via public transport.

Copford is situated about half a mile east of the junction between the A12 and A120 at Marks Tey.