Some of these photographs were taken by our parishioners, however the more colourful 'fish eye' photographs of the church itself were taken by a local photographer called Christine Rutter and are published here with her kind permission.
A chance encounter with a lovely couple from Basildon, visiting Thorpe Bay for the day, resulted in a guided tour of St Augustine's in exchange for some photo's of the church (and very 'arty' they are too!) Many thanks to Emma Drury-Ward for the photo's below:
Some new pictures of things around the church that you may not have noticed.
Includes a prayer candle which has been lit in the lady Chapel - this can be done by anyone who wishes to send a prayer for a loved one. The second picture is our Royal Coat of Arms recalling the Diamond Jubilee in 2016. The third picture is the Pulpit Crucifix a particularly beautiful carved piece of work. The fourth picture is St Augustine's looking very scenic, if a little cold, in the 2018 snow.
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.
Last Update: 25th April 2018