Vicar: Rev’d Caroline Beckett - 01206 30 87 26 -

May 2022 News

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

Congratulations to Bob Goodenough on being elected as churchwarden. It will no doubt be a great relief to Sheila who has done the job valiantly on her own for the last 2 years. We know Bob’s sterling qualities from having done the job before. It is joy to see him back again as warden.

All Saints Project Committee has not only been given the go-ahead by the National Lottery Heritage Committee to start physical work this year but has now received commitments to further grants from other bodies. Read Elizabeth Foss-Smith’s encouraging report here:-

Newsletter May 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 July 2022, until Spring 2023. 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.

The plan and elevation for the new kitchenette and toilet can be seen by clicking here:-

All Saints’ Brightlingsea App B 14 101B – Construction Plan – A2

All Saints’ Brightlingsea App B 20 107B – Extension Elevations – A1

And the diagrams showing the repairs to our landmark tower can be seen by clicking here:-

All Saints’ Brightlingsea App B 11 20 to 42 tower repair drawings A3

Audited Accounts for the year 2021 can be viewed here:

Audited accounts y.e 31 12 21 for APCM

Rev’d Caroline is slowly recovering from Covid19. She has started to be involved with services but only with help from our Licensed Lay Minster, Catherine and our trainee priest Judith. To find the pattern for the main services click here:-

Pattern of Services from July 2022 Onwards

Please see the ‘Services’ page for full details and for other services.


House groups meet once a week.:-
13th June and after that first Monday of each month 7.30pm – 9.00pm at 34 Hurst Green (Chris Bloor’s house)
Next meeting: Tuesday 14th June. No meeting in July and after that the first Tuesday of each month 10.30am – 12.00 at 9 Seaview Gardens (Jean and Terry Loader’s)
First Wednesday of each month 7.30pm – 9.00pm in St James’ (Led by Judith Gibbons)

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.

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.

Postal Delivery of The Native

You can arrange to have the magazine posted to you.  Please click  on the link below:-

How to get your copy of the Native

Alternatively you can read The Native by clicking here:

Native May 2022

And also the Messenger

Messenger – April to May 2022

Contact details for officers of the Parish Churches

Recordings on the Vicar’s YouTube channel can be seen here:-

When she is well enough again Revd Caroline will put sermons talks and videos online with links to some music and the live broadcasts of other services

If you wish to hire St James please contact the church Administrator at the Parish Office (in St James) on 01206 30 23 78 or email her at The rate of hire is £15.00 per hour. Please print and complete this form, and leave it at the church office. If you have Adobe Acrobat dc on your computer you can open this form, click on ‘download’, then from the menu on the right click on ‘fill and sign’, fill it in, save it and email it to St James’ office at

St James’ Church Hire form