St Mary the Virgin North Shoebury


St Mary the Virgin North Shoebury

Welcome to St. Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury

Whilst immediate concerns from COVID-19, in all it’s various versions, continues to recede any information about Covid-safe practices at St Mary’s will be found on our Services Page, via News Items or on our Facebook page (link in the footer at the bottom of this page) and for the very latest updates don’t forget to sign up to our weekly newsletter via the sign-up box on this page.

We are privileged to have an ancient and beautiful Church, for which we are grateful. There has been a Church on this site for over 750 years and we’re planning to be here for another 750 years!

Our Church is situated in a beautiful spot, next to a wooded conservation area, and surrounded on three sides by trees and bushes.  It was a country church and sometimes it seems it still is.

Our Congregation are friendly and welcoming and we are very  pleased to welcome visitors to our regular Sunday morning services, whether the Family Service or the Parish Eucharist both held at 10.30 am on alternating Sundays, and to services at special times of the year – Mothering Sunday, Easter, Harvest Festival and of course Christmas.  Our Church is also a beautiful place in which to mark important events in your family life,  baptisms, weddings and funerals, knowing that other families have experienced St Mary’s wonderful atmosphere over many centuries.

Please look through our website, read the history of St. Marys,  and look out for details not only for our weekly and weekday services but also for our special events.

Once again St Mary’s has entered a new era with the departure of Rev’d Hannah Robinson to pastures new at the end of her curacy.  We are grateful for the time she spent with us and wish her every happiness in her new roles.   A look at the list of priests who’ve been appointed to St Mary’s over the last 750 years shows that this role has been held by many people and St Mary’s continues to thrive.

We are now officially in Interregnum and actively recruiting for a new priest who we will share with another local parish, Holy Trinity Southchurch.   The advert is in The Church Times if you’re interested in applying.

We hope that we will see you soon.  If you have suggestions for improving our website please do let us know.

Our address is: St. Mary the Virgin, North Shoebury Road, SS3 8UL.  A good landmark nearby to aim for is Asda Shoebury!  From the store looking north you can see our church.

We have a large car parking area next to the Church which is located down a signposted drive, directly off North Shoebury Road.

There is also a sign for St Mary’s Green adjacent to the driveway.  There is a map in our Contact Us section too for reference.


We are committed to ensuring that St Mary’s North Shoebury is a safe place for all.

The Parochial Church Council of St Mary’s North Shoebury has adopted the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement”.

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mrs Pat Fitch. She can be contacted at church or using the contact details on our Contact page.

St Mary’s Church is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford, follow this link:

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford, follow this link

To contact the Local Safeguarding Board in Southend, follow this link:

You may also call this number: 01702 534706 (Local Safeguarding Board for children) or 01702 534340 (Local Safeguarding Board for Adults)

If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm you should call 999 and ask for the police.

Eco Church Silver Award
Eco Church Silver Award


St Mary’s Open Gardens – Charity Fundraising

St Mary’s Open Gardens – Charity Fundraising

Sunday 11th June, 12 to 6pm, come and visit some of St Mary’s gardens. We are raising money for four charities this year, one of which is Trustlinks who have an amazing facility on our doorstep in Elm Road Shoeburyness. It seems appropriate to raise funds in our gardens for their wonderful garden

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Holy Week and Easter 2023

Holy Week and Easter 2023

Maundy Thursday 6th April 6:30pm - Bring and Share Meal 8pm - Holy Communion and Stripping the Altar   Good Friday 7th April 10am - XPLORE Family Service in Church Hall followed by Hot Cross Buns 2pm - a service of Easter Readings, Music and Reflection  ...

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