Welcome to the parishes of Hullbridge – St Thomas, Rawreth – St Nicholas, and Rettendon – All Saints.
God so loved the world that he gave us Jesus!
As we remember the events of Easter we remember that God’s powerful, stronger than death love is there even in the darkest times.
As Jesus faced torture, both mental and physical, a mock trial and a gruesome execution for crimes he did not commit, God was at work. On Easter Day we celebrate that God’s love was stronger even than death and the hate and spite of those who so abused him.
At our three churches we celebrate this love week by week and as we grow in faith ask that God helps us to live out that love more and more in our daily lives.
While God’s love remains constant, times change. There are a few things that we learnt during the Covid pandemic which we quite like and will keep – including the way we Share the Peace. We are also still live streaming our Sunday worship from St Nicholas and St Thomas as well as weekday Morning Prayer at 8:00 am (in St Nicholas Church) and Compline (Night Prayer – this service is only available live-streamed) at 8:00pm. More detail can be found on our Prayer and Reflection page.
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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.
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.
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.