At Thaxted United Reformed Church we offer a warm welcome to visitors.

We usually meet at 9.30am on Sundays for Morning Worship but please check details on our home page.

Cave Refectory Road

In his book Cave Refectory Road, Ian Adams identifies monastic rhythms for contemporary living

We are using these themes as a framework that ties our activities together.



The Cave can be seen in Jesus’ going into the desert to pray

The Cave is our place for reflection, both as individuals and together in fellowship.

We are nurturing a ‘wild garden’ as a place for quiet reflection and worship


The Refectory is Jesus’ commitment to synagogue and temple as places of learning, and his inclusive sharing at table

The Refectory is our place for physical and spiritual refreshment. We share in the Lord’s supper and meals together. As well as worshipping together, we explore ‘The Story’ through our informal Sunday afternoon services


The Road is Jesus’ practice of connection and community- the travelling band of teacher and followers

We are building our Road through outward facing activities, including Messy Church, Coffee Mornings and the gardening fellowship we hope to develop as we nurture our ‘wild garden’ behind the church