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.

On Friday 19th November a sole candidate was interviewed for the role of Team Rector. After careful and prayerful deliberation he decided it is not for him and has withdrawn his application. In view of the closeness to Christmas we will place a further advertisement in the New Year. We are grateful to all who supported the day’s activities. Please pray that we may know God’s will in this matter

We are publishing updates on the Refurbishment page

"Church" Open

We have Holy Trinity Chapel accessible from the West Porch entrance (round the tower overlooking the ashes memorial plot) that is currently open for private prayer or to light a candle Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm and Saturday 10am to 12noon. Otherwise please browse our website.

Services in person

At Holy Trinity and St Michaels it is now mandatory that those attending Parish services wear a face covering unless medically exempt. At Holy Trinity we will be worshipping in the Parish Centre (Main Hall and Underspire) - please access from the Car Park as the footpath round the east end of the Parish Centre is blocked.

Pastoral Care

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


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.

Notice from our insurers about personal safety

List of food items and other essentials for donation to support areas of need

Guidance Notes for the Burial of Cremated Remains in the Churchyard

Holy Trinity Church Rayleigh with a rainbow over it

Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh
Picture courtesy of Liz Brooks - "God's Promise"

St Michael and All Angels Church, Rayleigh

Prayer for our Interregnum

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