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



Newsletter for 15th and 22nd May 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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 'Heavenly Encounters' 

Something different for Lent at

St Augustine’s!

Sundays at 10am in place of the sermon

Short cameos of Historic figures finding

themselves in Heaven-

to their surprise!


Please follow the link to the Events page to read the four episodes and see a few photos 

Click Here


Music for Ukraine


Warren and Victoria Symes are giving a concert in church on Sunday 24th April at 3pm in aid of Ukraine A mixture of light music for soprano , piano and organ


Please come along and support this worthy cause

Unfortuantely, due to ill health we will have to cancel the concert it will reschedule it for a future date - apologies. 

YouTube video of St Augustine’s Church and Pipe Organ


Warren Symes has undertaken a project to record a number of pipe organs in Essex. To watch the recording of St Augustine’s Organ, search Warren Symes in YouTube or copy link below – the link will also be available on the front page of St Augustine’s website or our new facebook page. Please share the link to the video with people beyond St Augustine’s, who may be interested in the series.  Many thanks to you all for supporting the project and I hope that you are pleased with the end result. Here is a link to the video: 

Best wishes Warren Symes 

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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