The church is one of the oldest in Essex, dating from the twelfth century. It has had very little alteration, with no Victorian additions, no Lady Chapel or side chapels.
The church is a beautiful, peaceful building well worth a visit. It is open daily; visitors are welcome to rest and enjoy the peace of an English country church. Teas are also available by arrangement for groups- see contact page. The church is a popular venue for special services such as baptisms, weddings and funerals. There is a thriving social programme. You are invited to join the Friends of St. Margaret's to receive details of these, and to support the church even if you do not wish to worship there.