North Shoebury: St Mary the Virgin, Shoeburyness

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Serving North Shoebury for a Thousand Years

St Mary’s serves the Parish of North Shoebury which stretches from Maplin Way North in the west to the Renown in the east, the railway line in the south to Southend Road in the north, an area with a population in excess of 10,000.

The current St Mary’s church dates back to the 1230s but is considered to be the third church on the site; the original church dating back into Saxon times. St Mary’s has been a presence in North Shoebury for over  one thousand years, baptizing its babies, marrying its couples, and burying its dead, and Sunday by Sunday offering praise and worship to God.

We hope that as a church we can maintain the long tradition of service to the Parish, with Parish Family Eucharist services every Sunday at 11 a.m. During the year  there are special acts of worship such as the Harvest, Mothering Sunday, Patronal Festival or Nine Lessons and Carols at Christmas. 

There are social events throughout the year in the Church Hall, which is also available for hire.  Please contact Denis Garne 01702 464998.

Whether you are joining us on a Sunday or marking a major family event or taking part in one of the social events we offer you a warm welcome to St Mary's.

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Churchwarden - Wendy Shipperley
01702 588319
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Parish Family Eucharist
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Wholeness and Healing
Anointing and laying on of Hands for healing
Every fourth Sunday at 12:15 PM for ¼ hour
Common Worship
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Festival of Lessons and Carols
St. Mary's Chorale invite you to join in this service celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in short Bible readings interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Christmas Carols
Crib and Carols Service
* Our very popular traditional candlelit carol service with readings especially for families and children. * Come and be a part of the story of the first Christmas! * Please come as a family with the children to help build the crib scene and sing Christmas carols.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

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

Hall for Hire Hall Bookings - contact Denis Garne 01702 464998 to hire our bright and spacious hall
Other information
Priest in charge: The Revd Canon Jonathan COLLIS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6500
Built: 1230
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Lord Chancellor
Archdeaconry: SOUTHEND (585)
Deanery: Southend (58505)
Benefice: N Shoebury (08/317 P)
Parish Legal Name: North Shoebury (580372 )
CofE Church Info: (608372 8/372)
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The current editor is: Anne Crabb

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 17th October 2017
North Shoebury: St Mary the Virgin : North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness, Essex, SS3 8UL

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