Welcome To The Parish Of Stondon Massey

Where is Stondon Massey?

Stondon Massey is a small rural parish within Brentwood Borough. The population is currently 613.
The village, for the first time entered the Best Kept Village in Essex Competition and was awarded equal Best New Entry. The village was not only judged on appearance, facilities such as notice boards, magazine and what activities are available in the village were also taken into account.


Why is the village called Stondon Massey?

Stondon means ‘ stone hill’, a Saxon settlement was established near to to the site of the 12th Century church of St Peter’s & St Paul’s. A low gravel hill was known as a ‘down’. Hence the name Stondon. Massey is derived from Serlo de Marci, a Norman knight who lived in Ongar. The main part of the village is now just over a mile to the south of the church probably due to the plague of 1350.

  • Notices

    Look out for news about the Village day, here and in the magazine.
    The Spring 2013 edition of the Parish magazine is now printed and ready to be distributed.

    If you wish, you can download a colour version of this and previous magazines by going to The Parish Magazine page.
    The May meeting of the Parish Council has been rescheduled to 31st May 2016


Heidi Angove


Keith Pratt (Chairman)
Graham Mann (Vice Chairman)
Denise West
Teresa Woodburn
Kevin Lorkins
Brent Smith
Paul Bonnett


  • Parish Council Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, except December at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
  • Planning Meetings are generally held at 7pm prior to Parish Council Meetings, or as notified on the Parish Notice Board.
  • Open Meeting for residents usually begins at about 7.30pm. All residents are very welcome.