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

The Retreat House at Pleshey is seeking a part time administrative assistant - for more details click here

Ready Teddy Go

Bishop John has asked Mike to undertake to exercise the functions of the Archdeacon of Southend until Archdeacon Mina is able to return from sick leave. Mike has taken on this responsibility from 1st August for around 6 months, or until Archdeacon Mina is able to return to work. He will be on secondment from his post as Rector of Rayleigh and  Nick Rowan will be acting Team Rector until Mike returns.

Please pray for the team here as they take on extra responsibilities and consider the priorities for the Parish during this time and for Mike as he gets to grips with different responsibilities. 

Please pray for Richard Davies, Laura Harringley, Jo Jackson, Paul McCaig, Tracy Thorne, Kate Walsh and Shirley Webb who were confirmed recently by Bishop Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking.

café@trinity is open on Thursdays from 10am to 2pm (Friday openings will resume later). 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

    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.

    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. 

  • St Michaels

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

  • 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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