Bradwell-on-Sea: St Thomas, Bradwell-on-Sea

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We are very pleased that a new Rector has been appointed to our parish. The licensing service for the Revd Steven Poss will take place on Thursday 14th September 2017 at our church at 7:30pm. A reception will be held at the Village Hall after the service.

Steven will be a Priest in Charge of Bradwell-on-Sea, St. Lawrence, Tillingham and Dengie with Asheldham.

The Church

The Church of St Thomas Bradwell-on-Sea dates back to the 14th Century.  The nave was rebuilt in 1706 and the tower in 1743. We are a happy friendly church offering a warm welcome to all.

We have services every Sunday, 10-30 communion on the first and third Sundays, 10-30 All Age services on the second and forth Sundays, 8-00 Holy Communion on the forth Sunday and an evening service at the Down Hall Care Home at 15-30 on the first Sunday in the month. On the fifth Sunday we have a joint service with either St Lawrence, St Nicholas (Tillingham) or St James (Dengie). We also hold mid-week communion at St Peters Chapel each Thursday at 9am.

The parish is proud to support our Church school (St Cedds School) that has very close links to our church community. The school regularly use the church facilities for services and meetings.

We have an active and enthusiastic team of Bell ringers who practice each Friday at 8pm, and ring for all Sunday services.

There is a Thursday Group which is a social group open to all in the parish who wish to meet and chat or have meals together. The group either meet in the church or go for a meal on the first Thursday in the month.

We also have a Pop Up Cafe each Friday morning from 8:45 to 11:00am during term time. Mothers, toddlers and all are welcome.

We have an excellent group of flower arrangers who arrange flowers in the church each week and at all the church festivals. We also have beautiful Flower Festivals on special occasions.

St Thomas Church also support and maintain St Peters Chapel which we have the use of on Sundays and Church Festivals.


Everyone is welcome to be, or have their children christened in their parish church. There are around 10,000 people, children and babies baptised in the Church of England every month.

If you are interested in Baptism for yourself, your children or your family do ask the Rector Steven or the Churchwardens David or Jayne


Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England take place before God in the traditional setting of a Church of England church. You're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church.

For Weddings, contact the Rector Steven or the Churchwardens David or Jayne


Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you confirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised into and your intention to live your life in. The Confirmation service is based on prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.

If you are interested in Confirmation ask the Churchwardens Theresa or David or talk to any member of the church.


A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world.

In the case of a death of a loved one you may wish to contact the Rector Steven or the Churchwardens David or Jayne. Our church has a cemetery that is open for burials and the interment of ashes for all residence of the parish.


Please see the details of all the services and events that take place in the calendar and we hope that you will be wish to come and join us as we worship God and offer to him our thanksgivings and our prayers.

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01621 776247 (Theresa PCC Secretary ) or 01621 776846 (David Churchwarden)

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Holy Communion
This is a peaceful Holy Communion short service where we sit in the choir stalls near the altar.
Every fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
until Sunday 23rd September 2018
Common Worship
Parish Communion
This is our main Parish Communion service, with three hymns mainly played on the organ and a sermon. The readings and intercessions are usually by the laity. There is always tea and coffee after the service in the Chapman room at the rear of the church.
Every first and third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
until Sunday 2nd September 2018
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
All Age Worship
This is a friendly form of morning service for all the family; we have a simple service, three hymns and a short talk. There is always tea and coffee after the service in the Chapman room at the rear of the church.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
until Sunday 9th September 2018
Family Friendly Refreshments
Family Service for families and children + all who would like to come.
Songs, readings, a talk and activities for the children. The service is presented on a screen rather than books.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
until Friday 25th May 2018
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Joint Benefice Communion
This is a Joint Benefice Communion held in Bradwell-on-Sea or St. Lawrence or Tillingham or Dengie
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight

Lent Courses
Guided Tours
Cafe / Restaurant Shop
Church Open Church is generally open during daylight hours. Café Friday mornings, book stall open when church is open.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6203
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Bishop of Chelmsford
Archdeaconry: CHELMSFORD (582)
Deanery: MALDON & DENGIE (58206)
Parish Legal Name: Bradwell-on-Sea (580288 )
CofE Church Info: (608288 8/288)
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This page was last updated on Friday 1st September 2017
Bradwell-on-Sea: St Thomas : East End Road/High Street, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, CM0 7PY - Centre of the village

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