Brightlingsea United Church

Brightlingsea Methodist Church

Chapel Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0HB

Minister:  Rev Crawford Logan
                 Telephone: 01255 423640

Brightlingsea Church is a church in a Local Ecumenical Partnership between the URC and the Methodist Church

Brightlingsea United Church

Aims for Mission Statement

To continue a Church community built on love, care, openness, trust and Christian fellowship.
To share our faith and experience of Christ and to show his love by the wholeness of our lives.
To welcome newcomers to Brightlingsea and encourage them to join the local Christian community and so in time commit themselves to God.
To use everyone’s skills and experience.
To create a worship environment relevant to young people and old alike

Sunday Tea Service - First in the Month - 3:00pm - Afternoon Worship followed by afternoon tea. 

Sunday - Morning Worship - 10:30am 



Easter Trail
1st-4th April:

The Vicar is having an Easter Prayer Trail in

St James’s Church.

This will consist of a number of activity stations with an image, a part of the Easter story and a related activity to do, one for children and another for adults.

It is open to the Primary School during the daytime and then from 3.00-5.00 each day for the community to come to – just turn up.



Lent Courses
Mondays, 7.30 at Chris Bloor’s house,
Wednesdays 7.30 in St James’s
Thursdays (but not on 4th April), now at 2.15, in St James’s vestry.

Friday 5th April

Simple Lunch, St James’s Church, 12.00-1.00, minimum donation now £2.50, up 50p but still excellent value, usually home-made soup, and roll, cheese & butter and coffee.


Good Friday:

The service this year will be arranged by people from each church congregation and is at
10.15am in St James’s Church. It will be followed by the silent Walk of Witness, following the Cross,
from outside St James’ at about 11.00, and will go down Victoria Place and Station Road, with stops at the
fountain and Gander Goose Green, as it used to, and as was planned last year but it got shortened due to the
cold weather. Those not wishing to walk that far may await its return at the fountain and others may join in
at Gander Goose Green for the return walk to St James’s where, once again, welcome hot crossed buns and
coffee await. Walking silently behind the large wooden cross does signify the meaning of Good Friday to
those around the town doing their shopping.

Come and join in!
Saturday 20th April

Church decorating & coffee: Jan will organise the arranging of the
flowers earlier but help is needed on Saturday from 10.00 to finish the decorations. Do call in for
coffee, a chat and give a hand, if required. It would be good to make it a social occasion and see people
there, and there shouldn’t be much to do.
Easter Sunday

 this is also our Church Anniversary and the service, 10.30 as usual, will be in the
church, led by the Rev Derek Lang, previously the chaplain at Acorn Village, who often comes to take
services for us. It will include a short, informal celebration of Holy Communion.

Church Services – April 2019
The services will be in the Church from April 14th
April 7th 3.00 Rev Crawford Logan Tea service


April 14th 10.30 Rev Crawford Logan
Palm Sunday

April 21st 10.30 Rev Derek Lang Holy Communion
EASTER SUNDAY Church Anniversary

April 28th 10.30 Mrs Gill Bavister

Wednesday Bible Study, 9.30-10.30am
41 Whitegate Road (305472). Led by Harry Whetton, with discussion, followed by coffee.

All welcome, occasionally or regularly