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

What's involved in running a church?

Running a church is not dissimilar to running many other organisations.  Notwithstanding the Pastoral work undertaken, there are all the practical aspects associated with running a church; there are plans to be made, meetings where decisions are taken, committees to make those decisions, budgets to manage, buildings to maintain, newsletters and magazines to print, etc etc etc.


Much of the work undertaken at St Augustine's is carried out by volunteers, who work under the guidance of the Vicar and the PCC.  If things are a bit of a mystery click through the links on the left hand side of the page to find out more about how the church is run. 

It's Easy to Support Us

Financial Support

  • The church is signed up to the GivingMachine system, whereby for no cost to yourself internet shops pass on their 2 - 3% commission to nominated charities.  See for details.



  • Those who would like to make a donation to the church are warmly encouraged to do so. Please click on the form below to download a copy of our pledge form.
St Augustine's Church pledge form.pdf
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Other ways of helping

We don't just need financial support (although without it of course it becomes more difficult to flourish and grow), we need help and support to create a sense of community within our community. 


If you can help in any way, perhaps by putting your name down for the refreshments roster, can you help to take away the grass cuttings, or would you like to help out with one of the Groups (Scouts, Guides etc ) .......... anything you can do will make a difference and will be very gratefully received. Thank you.

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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23rd July 2021

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