Welcome

Welcome to the parishes of Hullbridge – St Thomas, Rawreth – St Nicholas, and Rettendon – All Saints.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus

On the advice of the Archbishops and NHS and in accordance with the Governments travel restrictions, we have suspended public worship at our three churches. We can continuing to hold funerals but only at the graveside (no service in church). We would be happy, when conditions allow to arrange for a memorial service which wider family and friends could attend. Clearly we need to act strictly within the guidance from the Government, NHS, and Church.

For the latest news, join our Facebook Group (all are welcome) or visit our Covid-19 page.

We are live-streaming prayer and worship in our Facebook Group and then posting the videos on this site in our Prayer and Reflection page where there are also other resources for worship.

We will do all we can to support those affected by the current situation, please do get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.

What we believe

We are part of the Church of England, which means that
“We believe and trust in one God, Father Son and Holy Spirit.
“Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.”
You can read more about our faith on the Church of England website.

While this is a direct statement of what we believe, faith is more of a journey than something that is static. Following Jesus is about developing a relationship of trust and learning about the life that he offers.

We don’t always get it right, one of the key elements of our faith and worship is confession and receiving of God’s forgiveness. But confession involves repentance which is a ‘re-thinking’ of the way we live, and so becomes one of the steps along the journey ever closer to God.

We would love to invite you to join with us on that journey as we travel together in our three congregations.

Our worship

We have a regular pattern of worship on a Sunday Morning, 9.30 am at St Thomas, Hullbridge, 10.00 am at St Nicholas, Rawreth and 11:15 am at All Saints Rettendon. Most often our services are Holy Communion or the Eucharist (different names for the same service) but once a month each church has a less formal simpler service too. Please see our calendars for more detail.

Your special events

Church can be a wonderful place to mark the special times in our lives, the birth of a child, a relationship that has grown into a deep commitment or a bereavement of someone we love. If you live in our parishes or have another connection to our churches your child could be baptised, you could be married or you could have a funeral for your loved one.

But there may be other events that we could help you to celebrate, perhaps a significant wedding anniversary.

If you have any questions or thoughts about how we could help you celebrate or remember please do get in touch.

Safeguarding

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.
Each of our Parochial Church Councils have adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website

More information, including parish and other contact details are on our Safeguarding page.