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

St Augustine's Church Hall   (SS1 3HX)

A view from the hall, looking toward the church

The Church Hall is located on the corner of Johnstone Road and Parkanaur Ave, just two minutes walk from the church.  The address is slightly different to the church, so enter SS1 3HX into your Satnav and you'll be there in no time!, if you're on foot, put your back to the main doors of the church and walk in a straight line for two minutes, the hall is on your left hand side.


The hall is available for hire for your local group to meet up, for that special birthday party, for that Salsa class you've always wanted to start, or for any activity that needs a large well maintained indoor space, with a stage, toilets and kitchen facilities.

Interior view looking towards the stage, kitchen and toilets are on the left.

The interior is bright and clean with good lighting for evening events. Stackable tables and chairs are available if required.

The hall measures approximately 15 metres (49 ft) long by 9 metres (29 ft) wide, giving a total area of 135 sq metres (1421 sq ft).  The stage is 6.1 metres (20 ft) wide by 5.3 metres (17 ft) deep, although the stage narrows from the front towards the rear.


Stage Refurbishment  -  The stage, particularly the front area which protrudes into the main hall, was becoming badly worn and the potential for trips and falls was becoming serious.  We have refurbished the surface completely, boarding with plywood and surfacing with a commercial vinyl.  The stage floor now looks really good and is safe, however please be aware that the screens at the rear of the stage which used to swivel are now fixed in place.  Please do not attempt to move them.  Thank you.

Wedding Receptions:  The hall is a great place to hold your wedding reception, please contact the hall manager (below) for more info.

The hall is also a very good place to hold your groups and meetings.  One group that use the hall are the Safe Harbour Bereavement Group. The kitchen is ideal, well stocked and spacious and the hall is big enough to hold our yearly Strawberry Teas as well as meetings and speakers.  See below some of our photos 



Please note that parking in Johnstone Road and some of the other local roads is restricted between 11am - 12am Monday to Friday.  Southend Council civil enforcement officers check these roads at this time almost every day, so please take extra care when parking and make sure you don't get caught out.  There are no parking restrictions around St Augustine's church itself which is only 50 metres away!


STRENGTH & BALANCE 2.30pm and Dance Exercise 3.30pm will be restarting on 17th May


Please call Elaine Holland on 01702 582231 for more information 

Message from Annette de Florinier -


I have recently received a portable defibrillator from a local charity called the Finish line Fund. 

This means that wherever I teach a class the AED will be on-site too. This is a vital piece of first aid equipment, which can be life saving should an emergency situation occur. Myself and all of my coaches are first aid trained and have been trained to use this equipment. 


Annette is now fundraising for Finishing Line Fund and here is her Just Giving page should you wish to donate :-  Click Here for Just Giving page



Church Hall Bookings for next 2 weeks

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To enquire about booking the church hall please contact the hall manager

Jen Withers on 07511 802712. after 2pm Monday to Friday or anytime over the weekend - you can also emailing her at her NEW email address: 




COVID UPDATE - 8th May 2021


The hall is gradually re-opening and hope to be fully back on track in June when the final stage of un-lockdown is completed - 


Here is a link to the government's advice should you need it.


Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to better times ahead.

Kind regards


Jen Withers on behalf of St Augustine's Church Hall

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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23rd July 2021

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