St Mary the Virgin North Shoebury


St Mary the Virgin North Shoebury


May 2023 Update.  Whilst Covid is undoubtedly still circulating members of the congregation are not required to wear facemasks but may do so if they feel more comfortable or medically vulnerable.  The PCC continues to review the situation and has decided that until further notice, because of a number of medically vulnerable people, that we will not share the cup at Holy Communion.  However the clergy officiating will intinct (dip the wafer in the wine) which will be offered to the communicant.

Sunday Services

Until further notice our regular Sunday morning service will be held at 10.30am.  Our new service pattern is as shown below.  As we are formally now in Interregnum we have a number of visiting clergy who are officiating at the Holy Communion services with other services lay led.  Details will be announced via our weekly emailed newsletter which you can sign up to receive via a link on the home page.

• 1st Sunday Holy Communion
• 2nd Sunday Family Service
• 3rd Sunday Holy Communion
• 4th Sunday to Green Book Morning Prayer
• 5th Sunday BCP Holy Communion
• 4th Sunday Evensong (6pm)

If you would like a copy of the Service Sheet for our Family Service click on the photo under this text of the Cross  on the windowsill behind the altar which will take you to it.

We will also say Evensong on the fourth Sunday of the month at 6pm, depending on numbers attending it may be a sung evensong.

Midweek Services and Events

At 9am on Monday and Thursday there will be a service of Morning Prayer held in Church and online.  On Thursday at 10 am there is a service of Holy Communion which is followed by a Community Coffee Morning in the Church Hall and everyone is welcome.

At 8pm on Thursday a group meets on Zoom to talk about ‘issues of the day’ or to think about some part of the Bible that is of interest.  At the moment it follows no set agenda and all are welcome to take part.  Contact either of the Church wardens for a Zoom link. 

Xplore – is a worship activity aimed at 3 to 11 year olds.  This takes place once a month on Saturday afternoon.  Please contact Craig Hunter, Churchwarden, for more information.  His details can be found on our Contact page.