Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Frinton

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets
Baby Changing Facilities
Car Park / Parking Available
Accessible Toilet
Ramped entrance
Hearing (induction) Loop
Large Print
Assistance Dogs
Gluten-free refreshments

Our Building


Music and Worship

Bell Ringing
Concerts / Live Music
Organ
Book of Common Prayer Services

Under the guidance of our choirmaster, the Robed Choir leads the sung worship at the 9.30am Traditional service in the main parish church and the 6.30pm Evening service at the Old Church.
We sing a blend of hymns, psalms and anthems that glorify the words of worship and articulate the congregation’s own voice at certain points in the liturgy, especially the lifting up of our hearts to the Lord. We meet to practice on Friday evenings at 6.30pm, when new members are always welcome.

Our Music Group is responsible for the sung worship at the Contemporary service at 11am Sunday mornings. The group comprises a variety of instruments including guitars, keyboards, drums, and vocals.
We meet at 6.00pm on Thursday evenings to practice, and set up at 10.30am on Sunday mornings.
We believe that our role is to lead the congregation deeper into the presence of God through the singing of both older and modern worshipful songs.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Youth Group
After School Club
Alpha course

At St Mary’s Church, groups of people meet together in various homes around the parish during the week to have fellowship together. There are currently seventeen Homegroups meeting either during the daytime or in the evenings on various days. Homegroups aim to provide a supportive and caring environment where people can: worship together, study the Bible, pray together, and serve the community.

Homegroups are:
Safe places where people feel affirmed and valued.
An encouragement to study the Bible and apply it to our daily lives.
Supportive of each person in developing their gifts and abilities.
An informal place to worship together.
A place to welcome new people into the life of our Church.
We believe that this is a great way of being the Church for today.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charity determined to lift people out of poverty, with the help of local churches. 'Tenpenny Villages,' with other churches in our area, opened a new debt centre in Clacton in April 2018. CAP’s service is unusual because clients are visited in their own home.

The service respects the whole person, knowing that often poor finances are due to a range of other problems, such as relationship breakdown, job loss or ill health. People in debt can feel isolated, feel they’ve failed as parents/partner etc, feel ashamed or 'stuck'. They might be hounded by creditors. There is a significant link with poor mental health; more than a third feel suicidal. CAP’s service is completely free to the client; there are no minimum repayment requirements and it does not matter how much debt someone has, or how low their income. It is available for everyone regardless of age, gender, faith or background.

Christians Against Poverty'Befrienders' play a key role in supporting clients practically and emotionally, through friendship and personal support. St Mary's has several people in that role, and currently we donate financially too. If you are interested in helping as a befriender, or would like to know more about the service, please contact our local CAP Debt Coach, Roni Dickeson [email protected] who will be very happy to provide any further information. .

CAP’s freephone number is 0800 328 0006 and the website is capuk.org.

Coffee morning

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charity determined to lift people out of poverty, with the help of local churches. 'Tenpenny Villages,' with other churches in our area, opened a new debt centre in Clacton in April 2018. CAP’s service is unusual because clients are visited in their own home.

The service respects the whole person, knowing that often poor finances are due to a range of other problems, such as relationship breakdown, job loss or ill health. People in debt can feel isolated, feel they’ve failed as parents/partner etc, feel ashamed or 'stuck'. They might be hounded by creditors. There is a significant link with poor mental health; more than a third feel suicidal. CAP’s service is completely free to the client; there are no minimum repayment requirements and it does not matter how much debt someone has, or how low their income. It is available for everyone regardless of age, gender, faith or background.

Christians Against Poverty'Befrienders' play a key role in supporting clients practically and emotionally, through friendship and personal support. St Mary's has several people in that role, and currently we donate financially too. If you are interested in helping as a befriender, or would like to know more about the service, please contact our local CAP Debt Coach, Roni Dickeson [email protected] who will be very happy to provide any further information. .

CAP’s freephone number is 0800 328 0006 and the website is capuk.org.

Exercise club
Holiday club
Messy Church
Parents and toddlers
Youth work

Help for Visitors

Free wifi

Other Features

Foodbank

Our large hall, kitchen, etc. are available for hire. For details of what we have to offer, to check availability, or to make a booking, please click on the links below - or come and see us at:
St Mary's Parish Church,
Old Road, Frinton on Sea,
Essex CO13 9BX.
https://www.stmarysfrinton.org/bookingsandpremises.htm