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

Music and the Church

St James Singers

This is an occasional choir which anyone is welcome to join if they can sing in tune. We practise on Thursdays at 7.30 in St James’. We are currently practising for the following:-

Sunday 28 10 18 Laying-up Service 6.30 p.m.

I’ve been in the storm so long, At the Riverside, Prayer of St Patrick

Tuesday 6th Nov at 7.30 p.m. Installation of Caroline Bennett as Vicar

Vivaldi Gloria, Every time I feel the Spirit, O Happy Day

Sunday 2nd Dec 3 p.m. Concert with Clacton Concert Orchestra

And the glory, the glory of the Lord (Handel), Joy to the world, In the bleak midwinter (probably Darke version), The Holly and the Ivy, Speed your journey (Verdi), Sleepers Wake

Sunday 23rd Dec 6.30 Service of 9 lessons and carols

Programme yet to be decided – Christmas is still a long way off!

If you would like to sing with us contact either Carole Warren on 01206 825027  or Chris Bloor 07958 41 77 23

The Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade

Our Company first started in Brightlingsea in 1904 and closed in 1921 due to the First World War.  The present Company was started in 1959 and has continued to the present day. The ages that we work with are 5 years old to 21 years old.  The aim of the Brigade is to extend the Kingdom of Christ among Lads and Girls and our motto is “Fight the Good Fight”.  We do badge work, drill and enjoy Fellowship, Faith and Fun.  Our officers are all DBS checked and have the members’ interests at heart.

The Brigade meets weekly on a Friday at the YMCA Hall (unless otherwise advertised) as follows:

Martins and Y Team: 6.30 – 7.30 pm (5 – 10 years)
Band: 7.30 – 8.30 pm
Juniors and Seniors: 8.30 – 9.30 pm (10 – 21 years)

We are always happy to see new members on Friday nights, so, if anyone wants to come and see what we do and joins they will always be welcome.

For more information pick up a leaflet from inside the Church and see who we are and what we do.  You can also contact Major Hazel Dines on 01206 302541 or email

Worship Group. Most Sundays an informal worship group comprising piano, keyboard and rhythm guitar accompanies the rhythmic hymns at 10.00 worship. On Parade Sundays on the first Sunday of each month we are augmented by members of the CLGB. Anyone who pays a musical instrument (whether in the CLGB or not) and who would like to be involved on any Sunday should ring Chris Bloor on 07958 41 77 23

If you would like to play the organ or use the piano or keyboard please contact Chris Bloor on 01206 30 33 31 or