Vicar: Rev’d Caroline Beckett - 01206 30 87 26 - revcarolinebeckett@gmail.com

All Saints with St James’ Church, Brightlingsea

MAY 2022 

“I am the bread of life… For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” Jesus in John Ch. 6

Pastoral Letter. Click here:

May 2022

For Funerals and churchyard matters: contact Churchwarden Sheila Crow (07944 108624) sheilacrow48@yahoo.com

For Churchyard records: Sally Goodenough (01206 303749) salewit47@gmail.com

For Pastoral care and/or prayer requests; notification of people who are sick or in hospital: Lyn Forster (07856 041179) forsterlyn52@gmail.com

For Notices for the pew-sheet: Lyn Forster (07856 041179) forsterlyn52@gmail.com

For Home communion requests: Catherine Graham (01206 303854) catherinegraham5@btinternet.com

For Baptism enquiries: Catherine Graham (01206 303854) catherinegraham5@btinternet.com

For Church doctrine or pastoral concerns: Judith Gibbons (07889 995359) nannaji@hotmail.co.uk

For Diocesan events and speaker opportunities: Judith Gibbons (07889 995359) nannaji@hotmail.co.uk

For anything not on the above list, please contact Fiona in the office or Sheila, Bob, Catherine or Judith and we will direct your query to the most appropriate individual.

Church Office Administrator Our Church Administrator is Fiona Hunter! 01206 30 23 78 or email: brightlingseaparish@btconnect.com 

The office is open 9.30-12.30 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Outside these hours you can leave a voicemail message or send an email or put a letter through the office doors

The pattern for in-person church services will be as shown in the document below:-

Pattern of Services from July 2022 Onwards

Or you can go to the ‘Services’ page and scroll through. Though no longer a legal requirement to wear a mask, the front two rows of seats on the left side (looking at the communion table) will be reserved for those who prefer to wear a mask.

CLOSURE OF ALL SAINTS FOR REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT FROM AUGUST 2022.

Builders will start urgent work to the repairs of All Saints church tower and the construction of a new kitchenette and toilet extension from approximately the end of August 2022, until Spring 2023. From July onwards while the work is progressing, access to the church will be out of bounds to the public and no services will be taking place for insurance, public liability and health and safety reasons. During the construction period, there will be a ground level perimeter exclusion area at the base to the tower which will be scaffolded to the full extent of its impressive height to give access to the corona (the masonry around the top of the tower). The church yard will be fully accessible. Other temporary works will include new external drainage, which will cause temporary access measures to the north side of the church and church yard, but access to the ash lawn will remain, although limited periodically.

GROWING IN FAITH: BIBLE STUDY
Three home groups for shared Bible study, conversation and mutual support are currently running. Please note the next Monday Group meeting will be on 13th June at 7.30 p.m. at 34 Hurst Green: and the next Tuesday Group will be on Tues 7th June at 9 Seaview Gardens The next Wednesday group meets at St James on 1st June

Contact Judith Gibbons on 07889 99 53 59 or Chris Bloor on 01206 30 33 31 or 07958 41 77 23 to add your name.

Funerals  will all be at All Saints’. Numbers of attendees are no longer restricted

Weddings: Please contact Linda Salmon on 01206 30 63 65 for information.

Baptisms:  We are now fully booked for baptisms at All Saints until the end of 2022. However we can accommodate baptisms at St James.

Prayer Requests If there is anything or anyone for whom you would like us to pray you can leave your request by calling this number:

01206 825479 

This number is only for prayer requests. If you need to call us about anything else you can find a list of the contact details of the Vicar and officers of the church here:

Donations: To make a donation for the church’s work by phone Text SPECIALGIFT followed by the amount you wish to give to 70490. Texts cost your gift plus one standard rate message.

Safeguarding Policy: For safeguarding information, and contact details of our safeguarding officer click here:-

Safeguarding