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

Children and Young People

Safeguarding: We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’ which can be seen if you click here:

Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement

This is issued by the Bishops of the Church of England which sets out policies and best practice on safeguarding, and which may be found on the Church of England website:-

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Angela Herbert who may be contacted as follows:

Angela Herbert, tel 01206 30 42 11 email:

Or via the church email address:

Or you can contact the Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding Team:Tel: 0345 603 7627 (Children & Families Hub)
Tel: 0345 606 1212 (Urgent and 24-hour contact)

Alternatively you may contact either of our churchwardens whose names and contact details are given on our ‘home’ page.

If you need to report abuse to someone in authority or to talk about an incident of abuse the following telephone numbers may be helpful:

Childline: 0800 1111

National Domestic Violence Freephone : For women: 0808 2000 247 For men: 0808 801 0327

Essex County Council Social Services: 0345 603 7630 (vulnerable adults) and 0345 693 7627 (children)

Meetings of the Church Lads and Girls Brigade are suspended now during the lockdown
The Brigade would normally meet as follows on Friday evenings:
6 – 7 p.m. for 5 to 7-year-olds
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. for 7 to10-year-olds
The ‘Brigade’ creates a caring and safe environment in which friendships can be established. Taking part in activities and challenges, developing new skills and abilities, working together, growing in confidence and showing care and concern for others are at the heart of what we do as a group.
Amongst our planned weekly sessions, the activity schedule for the coming months includes a private tour of Brightlingsea Museum, Pink Parrot Pottery workshop and a Cycling Awareness Course.
Why not contact us for more information about joining: Tel: John Dines| 07708070607 or Email:
Brightlingsea Brigade (CLCGB) is proudly sponsored by The Brewers Arms & ITUS Security Solutions; a local business supporting local endeavours for young people in our community. If you would like to join the Brigade please contact John Dines on or Facebook: @brigade.brightlingsea for more information.

Parade Service (which takes the form of All-age worship) is suspended until the pandemic is over. It is usually on the first Sunday of each month (but not if that falls during school holidays). Those who can play an instrument are encouraged to join the group accompanying the hymns

For more information pick up a leaflet from inside the Church and see who we are and what we do. 

Brightlingsea Bears (Suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak) 

“Time with God” from 2.15 pm on the third Wednesday of each month (but not in August) at St James’ Church for Pre-School children (including babies) and their carers.  Refreshments are provided. Contact Ruby Summers on 01206 30 44 81 or

Toy Library (Suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak) 

For children up to the age of 5. Open on Mondays from 9 am to 10.45 am at 4-Youth, 160 Tower Street each week during term time. Closed during school holidays. Next meeting Monday 8th Jan 2018

Contact Shirley Raynes 01206 305190