Parish of Rayleigh

A Church Family on a Journey of Faith Together


We are a Church of England Parish of two churches (Holy Trinity and St Michael’s) serving God and the local community in Rayleigh.
We'd like to extend a warm welcome and introduce you to the church family.

The Parish of Rayleigh is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. The Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. 

Services (see our calendar for precise service types)

Every Sunday at Holy Trinity we have
9.15am Traditional Morning Service (Morning Worship or Holy Communion)
with organ and choir and
11.00am Contemporary Morning Service (Morning Worship or Holy Communion) with music group
and at St Michaels we have
11.00am Morning Service
In addition on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at Holy Trinity we have
8am Traditional Holy Communion in the Alen Chapel in Holy Trinity
9.30am for 9.45am Café Service in Holy Trinity Main Hall
Generally on the fourth Sunday of the month at Holy Trinity we have
6.30pm Sunday Praise
Midweek services: 10am Holy Communion on Wednesday
4th Tuesday 4pm there is a repeat of Café Worship

Church Open

Holy Trinity Church is open for private prayer or to light a candle Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm and Saturday 10am to 12noon.  Otherwise please browse our website. 

Sunday 14th July 4pm Summer Hymn Festival
Wednesday 17th July 10am-12.30pm Friends Coffee Morning

Pastoral Care

If you have a pastoral care need, please contact us at .

Please visit our Prayer Page.

Contact Us using our Contact Us page.


The Parish Newssheet is available to view online and may be downloaded and printed, or you can sign up (on an external site) for our weekly email notification. 

Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh

St Michael and All Angels Church, Rayleigh

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