Welcome to the Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul

St Osyth Church, Church Square, St Osyth, Clacton on Sea, Essex, Co16 8NU                                                                           Charity No. X96628 (St Osyth PCC)

St Osyth Parish Church is a beautiful building which lies in the centre of the village.  Whether you are a member of a congregation or a visitor, or just passing and drawn by spiritual need we hope you will find our Church a welcoming and uplifting place to be.  You will not be visiting a museum but a lively centre of worship and music.  It is a happy, special place and we hope you will join us both in worship and in the many activities that are organised here at St Peter and St Paul. You are very welcome at any of our services and we trust you will find peace, joy and friendship within our inclusive and enthusiastic Church family. 

2024 Services

Thursday 13th June

10am Holy Communion Service led by Rev’d Brian Kyriacou


Sunday 16th June Third Sunday after Trinity

11am Holy Communion Service led by Father Richard Tilbrook

Refreshments will be served in the Church room after the 11am service 

Church Address: 

St Osyth Parish Church, Church Square, St Osyth, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO16 8NU

Reg Charity No: 249505


We are currently in Interregnum so are without a Vicar for the present


Tony Page              07730956414


PCC Secretary        

Belinda Liddle

Email: pccsecretary@stosythparishchurch.co.uk


Emma Charnock          

Email: info@stosythparishchurch.co.uk

Children’s Ministry

Dianne Pile

01255 820843

Church Music and Choir

Fiona Bodmer

Bell Ringing

Helen Bridgman

07966 014511


Baptism and Wedding Bookings

Baptisms – contact Dianne Pile  01255 820843

For weddings contact Rachel Killington 07728 828976 weddingcoordinator@stosythparishchurch.co.uk

Parish Magazine

Michelle Morris



Brenda Lord            01255 820458       

Church Notices


This years St.Osyth Parish Church Summer Fayre will be held on Saturday 29th June from 10am-1pm.

To book a Stall please contact Sunny Bissenden

by email sunnyaw2016@gmail.com

or by txt 07719 689051 or leave a voice mail by 15th June 2024

We would also be very grateful for any donations of Bric-a-Brac, FULL &UNOPENED bottles or cans (Alcohol, soft drink, food or toiletries) and  NEW jigsaws, books or games.

Sonia Grantham – Churchwarden 2002 to 2024

A very special and huge thank you to Sonia for all her hard work, commitment and effort (seen and unseen) as Churchwarden over the past twenty-two years.  Sonia has kept us all organised and going as a parish in a calm and professional way, for which we are eternally grateful. Tony Page (new Churchwarden) says “Sonia is going to be a very hard act to follow”.

Dementia Friends Talk

There is a free interactive information session in the parish church next Thursday 13th June from 2.30pm led by Roger Carey-Smith. The session will last for 90mins. See poster at the back for more details.

Summer Recitals 2024

This summer we are holding five Recitals to raise money for the Organ Fund. Dates & performers can be found at the back & in the notice board as well as in the April copy of St Osyth Life & also on the St Osyth Church website.

Remember – no ticket is required – just a donation if you are able.

We are looking for volunteers to bake tray bakes, scones, biscuits or savoury items for one of the five Recitals; also for people willing to help with the serving & clearing up. There is a list on the table at the back of the Church to sign if you are willing to help.

Many thanks in anticipation of your kind response.

Sunny Bissenden

Our next recital will be by St.Osyth C of E Primary School on 21st June at 12.30pm.


    Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 11am – 5pm

      Proceeds for the garden guides will be going towards the upkeep of our parish church.

      A Great Result!

      Very many thanks to Anne Witten, the team of ladies and Danny Wright who with the many people who attended raised £402.00 for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
      As many of you know village residents support the Food Bank on a weekly basis, but it was brought to our notice that demand is such that the Salvation Army are having to buy food.  A request was made, would we consider raising much needed funds and this we did on the 9th March.  It was a really enjoyable morning for us all and so good that we were supporting the Salvation Army.


      As you may be aware, Monica has decided to call it a day as our Office Administrator so this is her last pew sheet. On behalf of the church family and ourselves we want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU MONICA for all your hard work and dedication to the church over the last six years.

      Sonia & Chris


      We are very fortunate to welcome Emma Charnock as our new Administrator. Emma should be in the Vestry Office one day each week and the Admin contact email address for her remains the same – info@stosythparishchurch.co.uk

      Update on the Appointment of a new Priest
      There has been progress!  The role of Priest for the Benefice of Great Bentley, Little Clacton, St Osyth and Weeley will be advertised from 2nd April.  A joint Benefice Profile has been written by the four parishes explaining who we are and what we do.  The interviews could be on any of the following dates – 20th May, 24th May, 14th June or the 17th June.  There will be two representatives from each of the four Parishes together with the Bishop of Colchester and Archdeacon on the interviewing panel.

      Hopefully those ordained will apply and if one is invited to be our new Priest, should they already have a Parish they do have to give three months Notice.  So it could possibly be late Autumn when we see a new Priest in St Osyth Vicarage!
      Things are moving!

      Best wishes, Sonia


      Please do keep donating items in 2024 for the Clacton Food Bank. You can leave them just inside the Church, by the right hand pillar, during the times when it is open.   All donations are always gratefully received, but please make a note of their specific requests below.

      The Salvation Army says that they are still seeing increasing numbers at the food bank. From the Trussell Trust website, items most needed in Clacton now are: 

      Tinned fruit; Tinned & pkt Custard; Long Life Milk; UHT Fruit Juice; Instant Mash; Tinned Sponge Puddings; Small Jar/Packet Instant Coffee; Hot Chocolate Powder


      Please note that from 29th October 2023 the church will be locked at 1.30pm on Sundays and 3.30pm Monday – Saturday.

      If you are interested in developing your pastoral care skills you may be attracted to the Part 1 Pastoral Care Course, which could lead you to becoming an Authorised Pastoral Assistant in the Diocese. More details, a contact and how to apply can be found on the information sheet at the back of the church. 

      Pastoral Team – looking after the needs of our church family

      Please talk to Dianne Pile (or phone 820843) about anyone who is sick, would like communion in their own home or just a visit which she will organise. Dianne is also sending cards to church members on behalf of the church.


      We signed up to the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) a good few years ago and many of our congregation give through this scheme. It is free for the church as the diocese covers the admin costs. It is a simple and secure way for our church to receive gifts and donations at services, by monthly, quarterly or annually by Direct Debit. You can give anonymously if you prefer.

      If you are a UK tax payer, gift aid of 25% will be added to your giving. Win-win!

      It is simple to change the amount you give too. We have PGS packs available.                               

      Just ask Sonia or Chris!

      Pew Sheet Diary and Notices

      Please contact Chris Pile regarding the Diary & Notices. Please email: pile.chris@gmail.com as required, also copying in Sonia, email:  sonia.grantham@me.com by latest Wednesday 5pm. 

      Pew Sheet prayers: Please also let Chris and Sonia know of anyone who can be taken off or be added to the list.

      POP IN

      Do Pop In to Church on a Saturday morning between 10-11.30am.

      for refreshments and good company in the warm Church Room .

      If you would like to help with the refreshments that would be wonderful.

      Just come along and tell us or phone Anne 01255 821661

      All enquiries at the present time please contact the Church Warden, Mr Tony Page. Tel: 07730956414, email: churchwarden@stosythparishchurch.co.uk

      For Pew Sheet Notices and Diary entries please contact Chris Pile by Wednesday 5pm – email: pile.chris@gmail.com

      For Admin please contact Mrs Emma Charnock – email:  info@stosythparishchurch.co.uk

      For Weddings please contact – Rachel Killington  07728 828976 weddingcoordinator@stosythparishchurch.co.uk

      PCC Secretary –  pccsecretary@stosythparishchurch.co.uk

      Safeguarding – contact Tony Page – churchwarden@stosythparishchurch.co.uk

      Church Outreach – Parish Welcome Pack Anyone moved in near you?
      Has anyone moved in near you? If so, there is a supply of the packs available at the back of the church for you to deliver. Please add the date, your name and the address of the recipient in the book provided so we have a record. You might like to also pop a Toosey News through their letter box too if there are spares on the table. Or better still why not knock on the door and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to your new neighbours.

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