A Prayer for Reconciliation after the EU Referendum

Eternal God, Light of the nations, in Christ you make all things new: guide our nation in the coming days through the inspiration of your Spirit, that understanding may put an end to discord and all bitterness.
Give us grace to rebuild bonds of trust that together we may work for the dignity and flourishing of all;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Parish Newssheets are available to view online and may be downloaded and printed.

Being a Christian in the Workplace
Bishop John is hosting a supper at Bishops House, Horndon on the Hill for anyone who wants to reflect on what it means to be a Christian in the Workplace.  It is on Friday 8th July, 7 pm to 9 pm.  The evening is free and simply the chance to meet and talk with people who face the same questions about how our faith links with our work.  Numbers are limited and we need to know if you would like to come by Thursday 30th June.  If interested contact Linda Thornton - lthornton@chelmsford.anglican.org, 01375 673806 - at Bishop John's Office.

café@trinity and is now open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm. See the  special summer menu.

The Parish of Rayleigh is a Fairtrade Parish - we use Fairtrade products wherever possible e.g. coffee, tea and sugar for all events including breakfasts

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Alpha - next course coming - for further details and to sign up see our Alpha page
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Where are we?  Here is a map of the Parish showing our worship centres.


We are currently updating and rationalising our website offerings.  Please click on the appropriate link on the left for details of the events, people, service times etc for the Parish of Rayleigh.

Congregations currently meet for worship at two centres in the parish each Sunday: at Holy Trinity in the High Street, at St. Michael's and All Angels near Sweyne Park Secondary School. Worship has been suspended at Grove Wood Primary School from May 10th, 2015. There are Young Church activities for children at each church.

  • Holy Trinity

    A church existed on the site of Holy Trinity in Saxon times and the present building incorporates a Norman chancel. The tower dates from the 15th Century and incorporates stones taken from the castle after it fell into disuse. The church is entered through an impressive brickwork porch dating from Tudor times. 

    Holy Trinity is situated at the top of the High street and is the chief centre for Anglican worship in the town, including civic services. The modern Parish Centre to the rear of the church is used for a wide range of community activities.

  • St Michaels

    St. Michael and All Angels is located next to Sweyne Park School in Sir Walter Raleigh Drive off London Road. It dates from the 1950s, when Rayleigh expanded considerably. It has a multi-purpose building which is used by local groups as well as the Church.

  • Grovewood

    Grovewood worship has been suspended from May 10th, 2015

Social Media


The Friends of Holy Trinity, Rayleigh

Messy Church

Flower Ministry

Parish Choir

We are experimenting with a Parish of Rayleigh twitter feed.

Also with Google+

Wordle: Sermon on the Mount (NIV)

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