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


October 2021 News

October 2021

Daffodil Planting and Afternoon Tea fundraiser for the All Saints’ Project
on Saturday 30 October 2 – 3.30 pm at All Saints’ Church
Tea + cream scone £4: Tea + sandwich + cake £6:
Any child portion £3
Everyone is welcome – bring suitable clothes if you’d like to help with the daffodil planting

Pattern of Services The PCC and Vicar have decided that the pattern for in-person church services will return to the pattern as it was before the pandemic:-

Pattern of Services from July 2021 Onwards

Or you can go to the ‘Services’ page and scroll through

We are starting several home groups for shared Bible study, conversation and mutual support from 6 September. Each group will meet monthly during ordinary time, and weekly for Advent and Lent with a choice of:
Monday 7.30pm – 9.00pm at 34 Hurst Green
Tuesday 10.30am – 12.00 at 9 Seaview Gardens
Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.00pm in St James’

Contact Judith Gibbons on 07889 99 53 59 or Chris Bloor on 01206 30 33 31 or 07958 41 77 23 to add your name,

Funerals  will all be at All Saints’. Numbers of attendees are no longer restricted

Weddings: Numbers of attendees are no longer restricted. Please contact Linda Salmon on 01206 30 63 65 for information.

Interment of Ashes: We have resumed interment of ashes in order to ‘catch up’ with requests and give families closure, while recognising that some families will wish to wait and have a fuller memorial service with ash interment once restrictions have eased because only a small funeral was permitted at the time.

Baptisms are allowed and now with no restriction on numbers of attendees.

Donations: To make a donation for the church’s work by phone Text SPECIALGIFT followed by the amount you wish to give to 70490. Texts cost your gift plus one standard rate message.

Postal Delivery of The Native

You can arrange to have the magazine posted to you.  Please click  on the link below:-

How to get your copy of the Native

Alternatively you can read The Native by clicking here:

Native Sep21

Native Oct 21

And also the Messenger:-

Messenger – October November 2021

All Saints Extension and repairs: read about the progress here:-

Newsletter Aug-Sept 2021

The plan and elevation for the new kitchenette and toilet can be seen by clicking here:-

All Saints’ Brightlingsea App B 14 101B – Construction Plan – A2

All Saints’ Brightlingsea App B 20 107B – Extension Elevations – A1

And the diagrams showing the repairs to our landmark tower can be seen by clicking here:-

All Saints’ Brightlingsea App B 11 20 to 42 tower repair drawings A3

Contact details for officers of the Parish Churches

Recordings coming soon (all will be up on the Vicar’s YouTube channel)

ions, and diagrams for repairs to the tower and can be seen here

Message from the Vicar:

Resources will be posted on the Church Facebook page @cofebrightlingsea and on our Church website. If you would like a prayer booklet to help you pray at home you can download one here:-…/WorshipAtHome1.pdf

Those of you who live alone, please consider downloading a Next Of Kin Form from Church, to be returned in a sealed envelope to the Vicar at The Vicarage, Richard Ave, Brightlingsea CO7 0LP. In the event you are taken into hospital, we can open it and contact people for you and care for any pets you have. You can download it here:-–v4Hr6ZItCLPvJDdLo1Mse3NCg/edit?usp=drivesdk

If you would like someone to check on your welfare as the pandemic continues, please also download a Wellbeing Form to fill out and return to the Vicarage. If you know anyone else who might benefit from this please take one and drop it through their door. You can download ne hee:-

If you have questions, please contact the Vicar on 01206 30 87 26 or

If she can, Revd Caroline will put sermons talks and videos online with links to some music and the live broadcasts of other services

If you wish to hire St James please contact the church Administrator at the Parish Office (in St James) on 01206 30 23 78 or email her at The rate of hire is £15.00 per hour. Please print and complete this form, and leave it at the church office. If you have Adobe Acrobat dc on your computer you can open this form, click on ‘download’, then from the menu on the right click on ‘fill and sign’, fill it in, save it and email it to St James’ office at

St James’ Church Hire form