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


A church funeral service at St Augustine's is available to all those who desire it.  The church can hold around 250 people and provides a traditional and peaceful setting for this most important service.


The location is very convenient for family and friends to get to and there is generally no time constraint on how long the service takes; the wishes of the family are paramount.

(Photograph published by kind permission of the Green family)

Fees for a funeral at St Augustine's in 2021 are as follows:



Statutory fees:



Service in Church






Fees for other services if required:


Committal at Crematorium






Muffled Bells rung before the service





  Verger £20
  Orders of Service £50

Winter heating



If preferred who ? - to be confirmed is available to conduct a service at the crematorium rather than the church.  Fees for this service in 2020 are:


Statutory fees:                               Service                                £199


Fees for other services if required:   Orders of service                  £50

There is a book of remembrance in the church into which the name of a deceased relative or friend can be inscribed.  Should you wish to have a name or names entered please ask who?  - to be confirmed or churchwarden for a form.  There is no charge for entry but a donation of £10, gift aided if possible, is requested for each name entered.


Please contact who ?  - to be confirmed for further information or to make any necessary arrangements.


Bereavement support is offered to those who have been widowed.

Where to find us

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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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22nd September 2021

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