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

March 2021 News

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March 2021

The PCC and Vicar have decided to stop in-person church services during lockdown and to close St James’ for personal prayer until further notice in order to prevent the spread of covid19, especially the newer and more infectious strain. All Saints’ will only be used for funerals. All services will need to be via Zoom.

A worship service will be at 11.15 every Sunday and a Lent Discussion Group and prayer meeting at 10.00 every Wednesday both via Zoom.  If you would like to join either Zoom service please give your email address to Judith Gibbons at or on 07889 995359 or the Vicar on

Funerals  will all be at All Saints’ with numbers restricted by H M Govt to 30 for funerals.  Weddings are not permitted until we come out of lockdown unless there is a very good reason e.g. one of the parties is in extremis.

You can find a list of the contact details of the Vicar and officers of the church here:

Contact details for the Vicar and other church officers during the pandemic

Revision of Church Electoral Roll:

As we are all aware things are very different this year due to Covid 19 and with the Church temporarily closed we are unable to display the notice of Revision of the Electoral Roll inside the Church. Therefore, if you wish to be included on the register please call me on 01206 304843. I will gladly deliver the registration form and collect it when completed, however the forms must be returned by the 23rd March to ensure that the register is updated accordingly, this does not apply to those already registered. Please note, this is not the Electoral Register which allows you to vote in National and Local Elections. Lyn Forster

You can see the Notice of Revision and download an Application to Enrol here:


Recordings coming soon (all will be up on the Vicar’s YouTube channel)

Postal Delivery of The Native

We are creating a new service so that people can arrange to have the magazine posted to them.  Please click  on the link below to open a letter giving information about the new scheme.

How to get your copy of the Native

Alternatively you can read The Native for February by clicking here:

Native Feb 21

Message from the Vicar:

Resources will be posted on the Church Facebook page @cofebrightlingsea and on our Church website. If you would like a prayer booklet to help you pray at home you can download one here:-…/WorshipAtHome1.pdf

Those of you who live alone, please consider downloading a Next Of Kin Form from Church, to be returned in a sealed envelope to the Vicar at The Vicarage, Richard Ave, Brightlingsea CO7 0LP. In the event you are taken into hospital, we can open it and contact people for you and care for any pets you have. You can download it here:-–v4Hr6ZItCLPvJDdLo1Mse3NCg/edit?usp=drivesdk

If you would like someone to check on your welfare as the pandemic continues, please also download a Wellbeing Form to fill out and return to the Vicarage. If you know anyone else who might benefit from this please take one and drop it through their door. You can download ne hee:-

If you email Chris Bloor on

he will send you a selection of  hymns and music to listen to with links to recordings  on the web.

If you email Colin Singleton on

he will email you a copy of the prayers that we would normally use at 9.00 Prayers on a Tuesday

If you have questions, please contact the Vicar on 01206 30 87 26 or

If she can, Revd Caroline will put sermons talks and videos online with links to some music and the live broadcasts of other services

When lockdown has been lifted, 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

For church members: To request payment of church expenses please download and print one or other of these forms, fill it in and leave it at the office at St James’. 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 :-

Repayment request

Supplies purchase form

To request a cheque for payment to a charity of monies collected for that charity, please download and print this form, fill it in and leave it at the office at St James’:-

Charity cheque request