Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford St. Augustine Thorpe Bay

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Evening Prayer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 5 p.m. for 25m

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The offering of prayer for the parish and reflection on scripture using the Book of Common Prayer service, heralded by the ringing of a bell.

Book of Common Prayer
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Morning Prayer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 9 a.m. for 20m

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The daily offering of prayer for the parish, heralded by the ringing of a bell.

Book of Common Prayer
Sunday

Community Carol Service

Sunday 20 December 2020 at 4 p.m. for 30m

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This year our carol service will be outside the church on the green to the south, starting at 4 and lasting about half an hour. Led by singers and a brass quintet, it's a chance to sing your favourite carols interspersed with the traditional Christmas readings. Bring a torch and wrap up warm.

Christmas Christmas Carols Event held outside
Thursday

Church open to visit the Christmas crib

Thursday 24 December 2020 at 2 p.m. for 4h

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This year there won't be crib services owing to coronavirus restrictions, but instead the church will be open on Christmas eve from 2 pm to 6 pm for families to visit the crib and perhaps light a candle.

Thursday

Midnight Mass

Thursday 24 December 2020 at 11:30 p.m. for 1h

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A traditional Midnight Mass starting at 11:30 pm and lasting an hour. As the capacity of the church is about 75 people it will be first come first served!

Friday

Christmas Day early Holy Communion

Friday 25 December 2020 at 8 a.m. for 40m

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A traditional language Holy Communion service.

Friday

Christmas day Family Eucharist

Friday 25 December 2020 at 10 a.m. for 1h

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Bring a present to be blessed at the this service for all the family on Christmas morning.

Sunday

Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr

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Our main Sunday morning service is led by the choir, and children either stay in for the whole service if it is a parade or family eucharist, or go to the vestry after the introduction for Junior Church.

Refreshments Family Friendly Creche Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities
Wednesday

First Steps

Every Second Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. for 30m

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A short service for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, clapping, stories, drama, colouring, followed by coffee, squash and Jaffa cakes.

Refreshments Family Friendly
Sunday

Evensong

Every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for 1hr

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Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer generally with hymns and a sermon. Sometimes followed by sherry.

Book of Common Prayer
Sunday

Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 40m

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A traditional language eucharistic service.

Book of Common Prayer