While we are without a priest please contact the church office on 01206 30 23 78 or brightlingseaparish@btconnect.com

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 are currently practising on Thursdays at St James at 7.30 for: Laying-up Service (19th Nov at 6.30): Concert with the Clacton Concert Orchestra (26th Nov at 3.00 with practice beforehand): and the Christmas Carol Service (Sunday 17th Dec at 6.30).  We will be practising inter alia Handel’s For unto us a child is born, Brahms’ How lovely are thy dwellings fair, The Lord’s my shepherd (Vicar of Dibley), As I went down in the river to pray and Nunc Dimittis (Burdon). We will also be practising carols for Christmas including Mary did you know, Il est ne le divin enfant, I saw three ships and a new one by local musician Graham Houghton.

Thanks to all who sang at the Harvest on 24th Sept. and at Rev’d Anne’s last service on 22nd Oct. There were 27 of us and there were many appreciative comments including one which said our performance of Brahms’ How lovely are thy dwellings equalled that of Ely Cathedral.

If you would like to sing with us contact either Carole Warren on 01206 825027  carole.a.warren@btinternet.com  or Chris Bloor 01206 30 33 31 chrisbloor18@talktalk.net

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 brightlingseaparish@btconnect.com