Saturday 24th September 4pm -5 pm.

Vicar, Andy Griffiths 01245 353922 or 07788299061 or by email -

Administrator by e mail only

If there is anything we can help you with, please get in touch with:

Public Notice:  Parish Council Surgery - Saturday 24 September 2016, 10 - 12 noon at Galleywood Library.   Come and meet your Council Chairman Cllr Neville Paul and Cllr Stephanie Troop.   No need to pre book.

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St Michael's Church Galleywood                 @St_MichaelsG

Holy Communion at 8am               3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays

(Working days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday morning and Sunday)

Public Notice: Please be advised - Galleywood Parish Council have organised a contractor to replace the white fencing at Twitten Green in The Street on or around w/c 3 October 2016.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

New Vision Prayer - Jesus, teach us all to love.

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One off events may take place on some Sundays, see the weekly notice sheet for details          

Curate, Gemma Fraser - 07540152561 or by e mail -

Galleywood is home to the Chelmer Park which has facilities for hockey, football, netball, tennis, cricket, and rounders. It is the home of Chelmsford Hockey Club, the Chelmsford Cricket Club, Galleywood Cricket Club and the Galleywood Football Club. The Park extends to over 50 acres and includes a two playground areas for young children and toddlers. There is also a small apple orchard, a remnant of the historic land use.

Youth and Community Worker, Caroline Speed - 07879452804 or by e mail -

Galleywood dates back to early medieval times and was recorded in 1250 as Gauelwode (Galleywood Common), a hamlet of Great Baddow, part of an ancient forest interspersed with open scrubland.

Galleywood has a local Library and Civic Hall.

We have regular items in both the Galleywood Grapevine and the Village Emporium so don't forget ..

There are 3 schools in Galleywood, Galleywood Infants School, St. Michael's C of E Junior School and The Thriftwood School

Media related to Galleywood at Wikimedia Commons

During May the Ling Heather is a joy to behold

Cyril Yorker who caddied in 1910 described the course as no Gleneagles or Wentworth, just a great expanse of gorse and heather where more time was spent hunting for the balls than actually playing.

Dates for your Diary Wednesday, 6th July – Non Uniform Day Thursday, 7th Jul..

Chelmsford Golf Course (1893–1912) In 1893 when the 9-hole golf course, designed by Tom Dunn, opened on Galleywood Common the game bore little relation to what it is today. It was played with a gutta-percha ball and clubs with hickory shafts hence the seemingly generous β€œPar” score allocations for each hole.

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Army Training Ground and Artillery Defences (1914–1918) The Grandstand and the Common were taken over by the Army for the duration of the First World War.

The civil parish of Galleywood covers an area of 2200 acres and was established in 1987, with the transference of responsibility from Great Baddow to the newly created Galleywood Parish Council.

Galleywood's race course was first formally mentioned in 1770. In that year that the track's main event was granted the title of the "Queen's Plate" by King George III.

Rolling Worship at 10.00am           Weekly

(Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)


Chelmsford Golf Club was constituted in 1893 and played on Galleywood Common until they moved to Widford in 1912.

Council housing was developed in the 1920s, with major building programmes during the early 1960s and through the 1970s. Private development was carried out concurrently and continued over the following three decades. The population has grown from under 800 in 1851 to around 1,000 in 1951 and to over 6,000 in 2004.

Christians have been meeting in this church for over 140 years and we still meet each week to worship our Creator God and we hope that you will find peace and joy as you worship with us. 

Keene Hall, Watchouse Road, Galleywood, CHELMSFORD, Essex, CM2 8PT Open 9.00am - 1.00pm weekdays

The race course began to fall into decline from the late 19th and 20th centuries. It was bought for housing land after World War II, although parts of the course remain around the common. It was the only race course in the country to go around a church.

PCC Minutes for 2016, including 17 June 2016 are now available for registered members only at CreatedMediaNoteSiteURLAddressGoesHere/about-us/leadership-team/church-council-pcc/

In early-Victorian times the village was centred on The Eagle crossroads, The Street and Well Lane, education being provided by a school that doubled as a Chapel of Ease on Sundays and by a Methodist chapel built in Well Lane.

From all approaches Galleywood is separated either by open farmland, wooded slopes or green areas, free from ribbon development, giving a true rural feel to visitors and residents alike. Within the village outskirts there are several surviving long established working farms, some with buildings dating back to the 14th century.