All Saints' Church, Feering
|Population||2,035 (2011 Census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Feering is a village and civil parish in the Braintree district of Essex, England. The parish is between Colchester and Witham. The village, which lies at the south-west edge of the parish, is conjoined to the neighbouring village of Kelvedon. Within the parish are the hamlets of Stocks Green, Skye Green and Langley Green.
Feering village has two public houses, the Sun Inn and The Bell Inn, and a restaurant, The Blue Anchor which also functions as a hotel. The Blue Anchor was previously The Old Anchor which, on 14 July 2008, suffered major damage caused by a fire which required eight fire crews to contain and lasted over 3 hours. Prested Hall is an historic house which dates back the 14th Century and which now provides hotel accommodation for special events.
Large businesses have offices or trade points in Feering. The nearest post office and convenience store to the village is in Kelvedon; the Old Post Office and shop which was situated on the village green ceased trading in the early 2000s.
Feering is close to the A12 and M11 (the latter via the A120). The village has recently[when?] been affected by the A120 proposal to construct a dual carriageway to the north of the village. This extension of the dual carriageway section of the A120 will stretch from the current A12 near Marks Tey to Braintree "cutting travelling time to Stansted by 10 minutes".[This quote needs a citation] The Highways Agency has not released information concerning new routes, which has angered some local residents, who oppose the new proposals.[according to whom?]
The ecclesiastical parish Church of All Saints is part of the United Benefice of Kelvedon and Feering. The church provides two services, Holy Communion on Sundays, and Family Services monthly. The church has stood at the centre of Feering village for 850 years, and is an English Heritage Grade I listed building.
Feering Mission is an independent village church, opened in October 1907, on Little Tey Road. It is part of the Fellowship for Evangelising Britain's Villages (FEBV). The church currently serves the local community, working closely with the Scope Home Drummonds, Feering Childminders' Association, and Feering Primary School, and has a link with Co-op funeral services in Kelvedon.
- "Parish population 2015". Retrieved 28 September 2015.
- News story on EADT website
- "All Saints Feering History". United Benefice of Kelvedon and Feering. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
- Historic England. "Parish Church of All Saints (1123841)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
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