St Augustine's Church Thorpe Bay
St Augustine's ChurchThorpe Bay

Welcome to St Augustine's Church

Our Services  


Sunday Worship 

8.00am: Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am: Eucharist

6:30pm: Evensong


Worship this coming week

Wednesday: 10:00am – Holy Communion


Evening Prayer:  Tues to Thurs at 5:00pm




During the summer we hold shared Evensong Services with other

churches from the parish 


Summertime Evensong Services:


the Sunday evening service over the summer period is as follows -


Aug 14th St Luke's at 6.30pm

Aug 21st St Andrew's at 6pm

Aug 28th Holy Trinity at 6.30pm


Please go along and support our local churches



A message from Fr Jonathan


Dear all,

Some of you may recall that I used to be your vicar…..

On Sunday 4th September at 4:30pm I shall be instituted and inducted as Rector of St Botolph’s, Cambridge. Anyone who would like to come along is very welcome to attend, and I am deeply grateful for your prayerful support and kindness as I have sought the next move in my journey.

Jonathan Collis


Website:   St Botolph's Church (

This, I well appreciate, is short notice indeed, but it would be very good to see old friends from Thorpe Bay. Should a coach be organised it might be worth noting that there is no drop off next to the church, but a ten minute walk instead from the Backs. It has been a long road to get to this point, but it feels the right next step, and twelve months of helping out in churches in and around Cambridge has reinforced my sense of calling to parish ministry.
With all good wishes


Coach Trip


We are otganising a coach trip on the 4th September to leave our church at 2pm (time to be confirmed) at a cost of approx £20 per person (under 18s going free).


There is a list at the back of the church so please add your name and telephone number should you wish to be included.  If you are not in church for any reason you may phone Barbara on 07969 099396 or email on


Many thanks

Newsletter for 7th and 14th August 2022


Weekly Newsletter Anything you wish to be mentioned please send to

Barbara Black either by -  tel, 01702 297401, Mobile 07969099396,

email  or drop it in at 162 Church Road.  

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The Lord's Prayer 


On About Us / International Section you can hear the Lord's Prayer in Afrikaans, Russian, Chinese, Igbo, Irish, Spanish, Romanian, French, Turkish, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian or Latvian 

The Church of England has updated its guidance for churches in light of the latest advice from Public Health England. 

Please follow the link -  

Chelmsford Cathedral.  The Dean of the Cathedral produces a quarterly events guide with the aim of encouraging everyone to discover what the Cathedral has to offer.  To find out more and to view the guide, please click on the link below:

We aim to provide a wide variety of services for parishioners and visitors alike - but slightly tweaked at the moment to combat Covid and while we wait for a new priest to be appointed:


Sunday Services:


8.00   am   Holy Communion* - a traditional language service lasting about

                 40 minutes.


10.00 am   Parish Eucharist - with our choir and a junior church, and a small area                     at the back of the church with books/crayons etc where parents can sit

                 with their younger children if they wish.  

                 Service lasts for about an hour, followed by refreshments 


6.30   pm   Evensong- a smaller reflective service using the Book of Common                           Prayer and lasting about an hour.


*Gluten free communion wafers are available, please just ask when you come up to the altar rail.




10.00 am   Holy Communion*


Until further notice there will be no Morning Prayer but Evening Prayer  Tuesday to Thursday:


5.00pm  Evening Prayer


We also hold a 'First Steps' service for tots. For those of you with pre-school children we have a monthly tots service here at St Augustine's at 10:45am, with songs, craft activity, story and Jaffa cakes.  This service generally falls on the 2nd Wednesday in the month. - could be restarting soon - watch this space!


Enquiries about christenings, weddings or other services should be made to Phil Harrison on 01702 587597


The Blessed Sacrament is perpetually reserved for the Communion of the sick and dying.  Please inform Phil Harrison on 01702 587597of parishioners who are sick or in hospital.

If any of you would like to find out more about baptism, confirmation or marriage, please contact Phil Harrison on 01702 587597


“We are committed to ensuring that St Augustine’s is

a safe place for all”


For further information please go to our safeguarding page, the link is here

St Augustine’s  PCC is a registered Charity in its own right under

Charity Number 1128847.  

Where to find us

Google says we're right here!

We are located in the middle of Thorpe Bay, about two miles east of Southend on Sea and just a short walk from the sea front.  We are easily accessible by train (Thorpe Bay station is on the main line from London Fenchurch Street) and bus (Nos 1, 7 and 9), and there is ample on-street parking around the church. The church itself is on an island site at the junction of Johnstone Road and St Augustine’s Avenue.


Our address is:


St Augustine’s Church,

St Augustine’s Avenue,

Thorpe Bay, Essex.

SS1 3JH.

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