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All Saints' Church, Feering
Location: 51°51’4"N, 0°43’5"E
Population: 2,035  (2011[1])
Post town: Colchester
Postcode: CO5
Dialling code: 01376
Local Government
Council: Braintree

Feering is a village and parish in Essex, situated 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 Skye Green and Langley Green.


Feering village has three public houses, the Sun Inn, The Bell Inn, and 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.[2] Prested Hall is an historic house which dates back the 14th century and which now provided hotel accommodation and caters 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.

The village has footpath links which run through surrounding fields and rural landscape. The Essex Way is not far from the Northern boundary of the parish.


Feering is close to the A12 and M11 (the latter via the A120). The village has 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". The Highways Agency has not released information concerning new routes, which has angered some local residents, who oppose the new proposals.

From 1904 to 1951 the village was served by a halt on the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway.


The ecclesiastical parish Church of All Saints is part of the United Benefice of Kelvedon and Feering. The church has stood at the centre of Feering village since the 13th century, and is a Grade-I listed building.[3]

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.


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