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)

    Hello and welcome to our website.  This front page will give you direct links to other pages with current news so please scroll down! 

    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. 

    Our Church is both used and loved in equal proportion even during pandemics!!

    Every Blessing

    Sharon

    NEWS

    To All the Church Family

    I am sure that this is not going to be a surprise to any of you, but I must let you know that because of the steep rise in Coronavirus infections there will not be any services in St Osyth Church in the coming weeks.

    We continue this week, 17.1.21., with a recorded short service – consisting of the
    Collect, Readings, Sermon and Prayers.  Click on the link below for this week’s service.

    https://link.edgepilot.com/s/3caeea60/r_7b7NenyUiSMwGyjZ9rHQ?u=https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h1Mce1Tnp7a2xCn22wt1j10Pk3KZYdbj/view?usp=sharing

    For last week’s short service click here.

    For the latest Pew Sheet with up to date Church news, prayers etc click here.

    The Church will still be open for private prayer. However, if you go to the Church during the day and find the door locked it is because there are people cleaning inside.

    If you do visit the Church, please do be sure to sanitise your hands and only touch the items you need to.

    I do wish you all a Healthy and a Happy New Year, I also pray that it is a good year for those we care about but have not been able to see over this Christmas Season.

    Do take extra care and look after yourselves and those you care about.

    Every blessing

    Revd SharonI with a

    St Osyth Parish Magazine  

    We are very sorry, but because of the current lockdown situation, we won’t be producing the February St Osyth News which should have been delivered at the end of January. Hopefully we will be able to have a March magazine even if it is delivered later in the month

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    Here are two uplifting messages of hope from the new Bishop of Chelmsford which I am sure will give us all a much needed boost as we enter the new year.

    This first video is from Bishop Guli introducing herself

    (14) Introducing Bishop Guli – YouTube

    This second video is her speaking with Peter Hall, the Bishop of Barking

    (14) In conversation with Bishop Guli – YouTube

    The church will remain  open daily for private prayer & for the receipt of Food Bank donations  – please don’t forget your face coverings.  As usual, we will be taking sensible precautions of course to prevent cross infection.  There will be a table in front of the door with a sanitiser, disposable gloves and paper hand towels, all these to be used to keep you safe.

    See you soon.

    Every Blessing

    Sharon

      Do take a look at a fabulous film of the Church showing the new weather vane plus more great interior and exterior footage of our stunning building, superbly filmed by Daz Finch with his drone  – Click Here!!

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      Covid News

      HARWICH CONNECTIONS for Coronavirus Vaccinations for patients who mainly attend the Gt Bentley surgery

      If you have a bus pass this is a free service to take you to the Fryatt Hospital at Harwich for your vaccination.

      To book your appointment please ring

      01255 552010 and make sure you have your appointment time ready to tell the operator.

      But please ring the above number for all further information.

      Office hours; Monday to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm

                              Friday 8am to 4pm.

      There is a facility to leave a message  and they will call you back.

      The transport will of course be socially distanced with a maximum of 4 bubbles allowed.  There are tails lifts for easy access if needed.

      WARNING!   There have been reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity. THIS IS A SCAM – the NHS will NEVER ask you for your bank details!!

      Our lives and routines are still disrupted by Covid 19 and the ever changing regulations and restrictions.  However,  we shall continue to keep you fully up to date with Church news through the website as much as possible.  All links for the most current and up to date news will be found here on the Front Page!!

      There is lots of information on the weekly pew sheets –  for the current one  for 17.1.21. click here

      If you would like to make donation to the Church now or in the future the details of how you can do it can be found if you click here.

      Keep up to date on the new Church FaceBook page – click here…. 

      Lockdown initiatives from local supermarkets and food storesClick here for more information

      SALVATION ARMY FOOD BANK – We will still be collecting for the Salvation Army and ask you to leave your gifts in the Church Porch.  They still need food donations particularly during this unprecedented time of alarm surrounding the coronavirus – for example tinned fish, rice, hot chocolate, dried mashed potato, powdered and Long Life milk, sugar, fruit juice and squashes – all supplies are currently low and all help is gratefully appreciated! If you are self isolating and cannot get out arrangements have been made with local stores  click here for more details of how and where to help.

      Remembrance Sunday, 8th November 2021 ​St Osyth Parish Church and St Osyth Royal British Legion​

      The annual Remembrance Service this year was filmed in our church in advance. The service is now available for you to watch online via the link below:

      Remembrance Day Service 

      Safeguarding

      We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults.

      The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding/ or on the safeguarding pages of the Chelmsford Diocese: https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding

      Details of our Parish Safeguarding representative can be found on the noticeboard in the Church.  Our Parish Safeguarding  representative, Sonia Grantham, can be contacted at sonia.grantham@me.com

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