Hempstead in Essex
Resting place of William Harvey and Sir Eliab Harvey and birthplace of Dick Turpin

St. Andrew’s looked a picture at Christmas 2022. A group of village ladies voluntarily clean and decorate the church for everyone’s enjoyment. Traditional greenery was placed around the porch and on the windowsills inside; spray displays of carnations and greenery stood by the door and the chancel, a beautiful nativity scene was on display, there were several lit trees displayed around the church creating an truly seasonal atmosphere. The church was full for the Nine Lessons and Carols service on Christmas Eve and a warm welcome was extended to all.