The interesting and unusual view of St Augustine's below was taken by drone and kindly given to us by Steven Crammond.
Many thanks Steven
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 selection of interior photos of the church during various services after the floor restoration in 2018
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:
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 2012. 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.
19th May 2022