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Welcome to the Parish of Rayleigh

The next Messy Church is on Tuesday 23rd September from 4pm to 5.30pm


Parish notice sheets are now available to view online and may be downloaded and printed if required.


The Parish of Rayleigh is a Fairtrade Parish - we use Fairtrade products wherever possible including coffee, tea and sugar for all events including breakfasts (even the marmalade is made with Fairtrade sugar)


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Please note the wording of the GiftAid declaration has changed - this is reflected on the new form here 


The Standing Order Form for donations towards the Youth and Children's Worker Fund is now available here

 


Where are we?  Here is a map of the Parish showing our three 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 meet for worship at three centres in the parish: at Holy Trinity in the High Street, at St. Michaels and All Angels near Sweyne Park Secondary School, and at Grove Wood Primary School.

Services take place at each centre every Sunday. Congregations come together for joint services every Sunday evening, normally at Holy Trinity but once a month at St. Michaels and once a quarter at Grovewood. There are Young Church activities for children at each church.

If you would like to find out more about Alpha Courses running in the Parish of Rayleigh,  please email The Alpha Administrator.

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Churches
  • 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 when that fell into disuse. The church is entered through an impressive brickwork porch dating from Tudor times. 

    Holy Trinity lies at one end of the High street and is the focal point for many community activities as well as being as the chief centre for Anglican worship in the town. Civic services are held here and the modern parish centre to the rear of the church is used for meetings by many town clubs and societies


  • 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 congregation meets weekly at 10.45am on Sundays at Grove Wood Primary School, Grove Road, Rayleigh. We are a friendly and growing church that welcomes all to join us.


Twitter

We are experimenting with a Parish of Rayleigh twitter feed.

Also with Google+

Wordle: Sermon on the Mount (NIV)

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