Coronavirus guidance from the Church of England

In light of the Government guidance, the Church of England has said that all churches are to close to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read the statement in full here. You can find a live stream service or event to watch from home here.

Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Great Totham

Great Totham: St Peter's

St. Peter's, Great Totham, plans to publish a worship page each week which may be found towards the bottom of our index on the left. Regretfully we have had to cancel a large number of our activities. Please see the diary section on our 'Worship Page' for the most up to date position.

Self Isolation - Contacts may be found on our 'Self Isolation' page on the left.

April Parish Magazine

We are sorry that we will be unable to deliver the April edition of Great Totham Parish Magazine to your home this month because of current government restrictions. The magazine is available under the Parish Magazine section on the left. In addition, a small number of magazines have been left in the St. Peter’s church porch, at the village shop and at the United Reform Church for you to collect if you are passing on one of your journeys specified by the government. We wish you all good health in these unprecedented times.


We are pleased to be able to formally announce the good news that The Revd Tracey Louise Harvey has been appointed Priest in Charge in the North Blackwater Parishes and the Benefice of Great and Little Totham with Goldhanger. (North Blackwater Parishes: Tollesbury St Mary the Virgin, Salcott Virley St Mary the Virgin, Tolleshunt D’Arcy St Nicholas, Tolleshunt Major St Nicholas. Benefice of Great and Little Totham with Goldhanger: Great Totham St Peter, Little Totham All Saints, Goldhanger St Peter.)

Tracey is currently Assistant Curate; Coggeshall w Marks Hall, Cressing All Saints Stisted All Saints w Bradwell juxta Coggeshall and Pattiswick. Her last Sunday will be Easter Sunday, 12 April. The Bishop of Colchester will license Tracey to her new responsibilities on 1st June 2020.


Our Parish church is a beautiful Grade 11* listed building that dates back to the 13th century. It lies in the heart of rural Essex overlooking the River Blackwater estuary. It provides a special place for community worship and a tranquil haven of peace in our busy world.

We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. The St. Peter’s Great Totham P.C.C. has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: or 01245 294444. 

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Christine Walker 01621 892431

Get in touch

Revd. Sue Godsmark (Associate Priest)


Every Sunday at 6 p.m. for 40m

Church Road
Great Totham

Please note that services may change at short notice. It is recommended that you view Bible Readings and Weekly Notices to see the latest information.

Book of Common Prayer Common Worship Family Friendly

St. Peter's Parish Magazine - April 2020

19 Mar 2020, 1 p.m.
Great Totham: St Peter's Charity No. 12862