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

Events

Nov
21
Wed
2018
BRIGHTLINGSEA BEARS @ St. James' Church
Nov 21 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

For children of pre-school age and their parent(s)/carer(s) meet on the third Wednesday  afternoon of each month (except during school summer holidays) at St James Church 2.15 to 3.15 pm. Refreshments provided

Nov
22
Thu
2018
Holy Mowers! @ All Saints Churchyard
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and help tend the churchyard at All Saints (second-largest churchyard in the country), rake leaves, rake the mowings,  trim the verges, weed round the gravestones, trim the shrubs, flatten the molehills, pull out the suckers, plant bulbs….  You don’t have to do heavy work if you’re not up to it. Come for as long (or short) as you like. The churchyard now looks more loved than ever. We’re entering the Best-kept Churchyard competition this year.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Christmas Bazaar @ St James' Church
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday 24 November: CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 10.00 am till 12.30 Come and join us for a festive morning. Lots of stalls – cakes & preserves; gift stall; books & puzzles; cards & hamper raffle; tombola; grand draw. Light refreshments. Father Christmas and his Elf will be there too! Volunteers to assist on stalls are welcome Please contact Linda. Boxes in church from early November for donated items. (Cakes on the day)

Nov
29
Thu
2018
Holy Mowers! @ All Saints Churchyard
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and help tend the churchyard at All Saints (second-largest churchyard in the country), rake leaves, rake the mowings,  trim the verges, weed round the gravestones, trim the shrubs, flatten the molehills, pull out the suckers, plant bulbs….  You don’t have to do heavy work if you’re not up to it. Come for as long (or short) as you like. The churchyard now looks more loved than ever. We’re entering the Best-kept Churchyard competition this year.

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Coffee/Tea (and Breakfast on 3rd Sat of the month) @ St James Church
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee/tea and fellowship. Volunteers to help serve teas and coffee are welcome. In addition, every third Saturday of the month a full English Breakfast can be bought for £4.00.

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Winter Warmer Concert @ St James' Church
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The annual Winter Music Concert with the Clacton Concert Orchestra

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Holy Mowers! @ All Saints Churchyard
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and help tend the churchyard at All Saints (second-largest churchyard in the country), rake leaves, rake the mowings,  trim the verges, weed round the gravestones, trim the shrubs, flatten the molehills, pull out the suckers, plant bulbs….  You don’t have to do heavy work if you’re not up to it. Come for as long (or short) as you like. The churchyard now looks more loved than ever. We’re entering the Best-kept Churchyard competition this year.

Dec
7
Fri
2018
Churches Together Simple Lunch @ St James Church
Dec 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Soup, a roll, cheese and butter, followed by a hot drink.  All welcome.  All for a minimum donation of £2.00 which goes to Christian Aid or CAFOD.

Light up a Life Service @ St James' Church
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This very popular service at which a cheque will be presented to the Colchester Hospice coincides with Late Night Shopping

Christmas Tree Festival Opening Concert @ All Saints Church
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The start of the weekend of the annual Christmas Tree Festival, now in its 16th year. Start your Christmas with this Concert of Christmas Music given by Women of Harmony conducted by Alison Benz.  Includes admission to see the scores of decorated trees, your first glass of wine and mince pies. To enter a Christmas tree (it’s free) ring  Linda Salmon on 01206 30 63 65 or  log on to the CTF website:-//brightlingseachristmastreefestival.co.uk/  which also gives loads of info and pictures.

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Coffee/Tea (and Breakfast on 3rd Sat of the month) @ St James Church
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee/tea and fellowship. Volunteers to help serve teas and coffee are welcome. In addition, every third Saturday of the month a full English Breakfast can be bought for £4.00.

Christmas Tree Festival Weekend! @ All Saints Church
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

The success of the annual Christmas Tree Festival is astonishing, now in its 16th year. Start your Christmas by coming to see the scores of decorated Christmas Trees – most with witty names.  Live background music all day. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, cake, roast chestnuts and mulled wine available and a Christmas Shop. Enter your own Christmas tree! It’s free: ring Linda Salmon on 01206 30 63 65 or  log on to the CTF website:-https://brightlingseachristmastreefestival.co.uk/  which also gives loads of info and pictures.

 

Christmas Tree Festival Gala Night @ All Saints Church
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

The pinnacle of the weekend: a concert of Christmas wassails and shanties and songs of the sea from the Motley Crew. Includes admission to see the trees, first glass of wine free and finger-food. Doors open 7.30. Tickets limited to 150 people. Always a sell-out before the event.

Dec
9
Sun
2018
Christmas Tree Festival @ All Saints Church
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

The success of the annual Christmas Tree Festival is astonishing, now in its 16th year. Start your Christmas by coming to see the scores of decorated Christmas Trees – most with witty names.  Live background music all day. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, cake, roast chestnuts and mulled wine available and a Christmas Shop. Entry is £3.50 (children and students in full-time continuing education free).  Enter your own Christmas tree! It’s free: ring Linda Salmon on 01206 30 63 65 or  log on to the CTF website:-https://brightlingseachristmastreefestival.co.uk/  which also gives loads of info and pictures. The Festival concludes on Sunday with Carol-Singing amid the trees from 6 – 6.30 p.m.

Carols with Chris @ All Saints Church
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

To conclude a delightful weekend, 30 minutes of carol-singing among the trees led – all your favourite carols and maybe one which calls for dancing in the aisles!

Dec
11
Tue
2018
Open House @ Janet Russell's home 38 High St.
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Meet for a good chat and a prayer

Town Carol Service @ United Church
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Town Carol Service in United Church, Chapel Road 2.30 pm . Light refreshments. All welcome

PCC Meeting @ St James' Church
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly meeting for elected PCC members

Dec
12
Wed
2018
A Dickens of a Good Evening! @ St James' Church
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A return visit from Robert MacCall who will present The Bagman’s Uncle & The Bagman’s Uncle’s Friend (exuberance and hilarity from ‘The Pickwick Papers’) by Charles Dickens. Tickets £10 adults, children £5 from Spirals or call 01206 308549, or on the door. Refreshments will be served during the interval.

Dec
13
Thu
2018
Holy Mowers! @ All Saints Churchyard
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and help tend the churchyard at All Saints (second-largest churchyard in the country), rake leaves, rake the mowings,  trim the verges, weed round the gravestones, trim the shrubs, flatten the molehills, pull out the suckers, plant bulbs….  You don’t have to do heavy work if you’re not up to it. Come for as long (or short) as you like. The churchyard now looks more loved than ever. We’re entering the Best-kept Churchyard competition this year.

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Coffee/Tea (and Breakfast on 3rd Sat of the month) @ St James Church
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee/tea and fellowship. Volunteers to help serve teas and coffee are welcome. In addition, every third Saturday of the month a full English Breakfast can be bought for £4.00.

Dec
17
Mon
2018
Christians Together Carol Singing @ The Swan P H
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Carols for all outside The Swan with mince pies inside afterwards!

Dec
19
Wed
2018
BRIGHTLINGSEA BEARS @ St. James' Church
Dec 19 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

For children of pre-school age and their parent(s)/carer(s) meet on the third Wednesday  afternoon of each month (except during school summer holidays) at St James Church 2.15 to 3.15 pm. Refreshments provided

Dec
20
Thu
2018
Holy Mowers! @ All Saints Churchyard
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and help tend the churchyard at All Saints (second-largest churchyard in the country), rake leaves, rake the mowings,  trim the verges, weed round the gravestones, trim the shrubs, flatten the molehills, pull out the suckers, plant bulbs….  You don’t have to do heavy work if you’re not up to it. Come for as long (or short) as you like. The churchyard now looks more loved than ever. We’re entering the Best-kept Churchyard competition this year.

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Coffee/Tea (and Breakfast on 3rd Sat of the month) @ St James Church
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee/tea and fellowship. Volunteers to help serve teas and coffee are welcome. In addition, every third Saturday of the month a full English Breakfast can be bought for £4.00.

Dec
24
Mon
2018
Children’s Re-enactment of the Nativity @ St James' Church
Dec 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Start Christmas with the children’s re-enactment of the Nativity. Always packed so get there early if you want a front seat!

Dec
27
Thu
2018
Holy Mowers! @ All Saints Churchyard
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and help tend the churchyard at All Saints (second-largest churchyard in the country), rake leaves, rake the mowings,  trim the verges, weed round the gravestones, trim the shrubs, flatten the molehills, pull out the suckers, plant bulbs….  You don’t have to do heavy work if you’re not up to it. Come for as long (or short) as you like. The churchyard now looks more loved than ever. We’re entering the Best-kept Churchyard competition this year.

Dec
29
Sat
2018
Coffee/Tea (and Breakfast on 3rd Sat of the month) @ St James Church
Dec 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee/tea and fellowship. Volunteers to help serve teas and coffee are welcome. In addition, every third Saturday of the month a full English Breakfast can be bought for £4.00.

Jan
3
Thu
2019
Holy Mowers! @ All Saints Churchyard
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come and help tend the churchyard at All Saints (second-largest churchyard in the country), rake leaves, rake the mowings,  trim the verges, weed round the gravestones, trim the shrubs, flatten the molehills, pull out the suckers, plant bulbs….  You don’t have to do heavy work if you’re not up to it. Come for as long (or short) as you like. The churchyard now looks more loved than ever. We’re entering the Best-kept Churchyard competition this year.

Jan
5
Sat
2019
Coffee/Tea (and Breakfast on 3rd Sat of the month) @ St James Church
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee/tea and fellowship. Volunteers to help serve teas and coffee are welcome. In addition, every third Saturday of the month a full English Breakfast can be bought for £4.00.