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Diocesan House of Prayer
Abbotswick
Navestock Side
Brentwood CM14 5SH

Telephone: 01277 373959
Email: info@abbotswick.org

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By Train

There are regular trains running from London Liverpool St Station to Brentwood. Before 11am they run at about 20min intervals and thereafter only once an hour until about 2.30pm. The train journey takes about 30mins. Once you arrive at Brentwood station, a taxi from the taxi rank will charge approximately £13 for the 10minute ride to the House of Prayer.

However, if you call ‘848 Cars’ taxi service on 01277 848848, they will charge an agreed fare of £11 to the House of Prayer (quote obtained May 2016).

By Car

From the M25

  • From Junction 28 on the M25 go East on the A1023 towards Brentwood (not A12!!!!)
  • LEFT at first traffic lights (South Weald)
  • Go over bridge (A12) and immediately go RIGHT
  • At T-junction go RIGHT and continue to brow of the hill and take the first LEFT
  • Continue on this country lane (Sandpit Lane) to the end
  • LEFT on the main road (A128) towards Ongar
  • On this straight mile pass Pilgrims Hall and Garden Centre
  • At sign for crossroads go LEFT into Mores Lane (see sign for Diocesan House of Prayer)
  • Follow road around to the left (ignore minor road on right)
  • See St Paul’s, Bentley, Anglican Church and cemetery and go RIGHT by cemetery wall
  • At junction go RIGHT on Snakes Hill (notice YIELD sign). Signpost indicates House of Prayer
  • Go LEFT and LEFT again. Signpost indicates Abbotswick
  • Go 100 yards and see entrance to the House of Prayer on RIGHT

From the North – M11

  • At Junction 7 taking the A414 towards Chelmsford
  • At Chipping Ongar take the A128 towards Brentwood
  • After 4/5 miles (I’m not sure how many exactly) you’ll pass a sign saying Doddinghurst to the left, then a speed camera just before a row of houses on the left
  • At the next bend (just after the houses) take a RIGHT into Crown Rd towards Navestock
  • Take a first LEFT into Navestock Side and drive past the pub on your right opposite the cricket field on your left
  • Follow the road round towards the right and you’ll see the entrance to the house of prayer a few yards further down on the right.
  • You can’t miss it as it has two large bill boards.

From the South (eg A127 or A13)

  • From the A127 take the A128 to Brentwood
  • Go through the town, past the Cathedral on your left
  • Cross the double roundabout as if going straight on ie continue along the main road (A128) towards Ongar
  • After about 2 miles you pass Pilgrims Hatch and enter the ‘straight mile’
  • On this long stretch of road pass Pilgrims Hall and Garden Centre.
  • At sign for crossroads go LEFT (see sign for Diocesan House of Prayer)
  • Follow road around to the left (ignore minor road on right)
  • See Anglican Church and cemetery and go RIGHT by cemetery wall
  • At junction go RIGHT on Snakes Hill (notice YIELD sign). Signpost indicates House of Prayer
  • Go LEFT and LEFT again. Signpost indicates Abbotswick
  • Go 100 yards and see entrance to the House of Prayer on RIGHT

Wishing you all the best for a safe journey. Don’t hesitate to ring should you still get lost despite these directions.

See you soon, Sr Camilla COLW and team

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