Groups and Mission
Normal Service(s) has/have been resumed to some extent: please see our ‘Home’ page or the News’ page.
The churches in the town are places where people of Brightlingsea have met to be with each other and to meet with God for over a thousand years. They are places where we thank God for God’s love in creation, where we pray to God for help to live our lives well in good times and hard times. For these reasons the church is central to Brightlingsea; not just because of the location and historical importance of its buildings.
There are many opportunities for people to come together within the Church family. Please see the ‘Services’ and ‘Events’ pages on this website to find out times and places of worship and meetings.
Bible study group meets fortnightly on Monday afternoons at Annette Whittle’s home at 1 Tudor Close. Please ring Annette on 01206 30 31 77 for the time and date of the next meeting.
Sea of Faith meets either at Caroline Spencer’s house at 63 Spring Road or at Colin and Margaret Singleton’s at 1, Marennes Cresc twice a month on Wednesday evenings at 7.30. Please contact Caroline on 01206 30 29 11 or Colin and Margaret on 01206 30 36 94 for details.
Prayer. St James’ Church is open for private prayer Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to approximately 4.00 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 noon.
Each week in St James’ Church we hold Parish Prayer services on a Tuesday morning from 9 am to 9.30. The prayer meetings on Thursday morning at 8.15 to 8.45 a.m. and on Friday mornings at 10.30 have been suspended until the pandemic abates sufficiently to allow is to resume.
The Church office is frequently attended but if there is no-one there you can leave a message on the voicemail or send an e-mail. Please either ring to leave a message on 01206 30 23 78; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages are routinely collected.
Mothers’ Union Offers Christian care for families worldwide and has a membership of 3.6 million in 77 countries. The Brightlingsea Branch meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm at St James’ Church in Victoria Place. For more information contact Mrs Kathy Tidman on 01206 302428 or go to www.themothersunion.org. Please contact Kathy to find out about meetings during the pandemic
Open House. A monthly Open House is normally held at Janet Russell’s 38 High Street, Brightlingsea 10.30 am to 12.00 noon but has been suspended during the pandemic. All are welcome to share in a ‘cuppa’, a very good chat and a prayer. Dates are published on our Events page. Contact: Janet Russell on 01206 30 55 52 or email@example.com