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)
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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!!
Bell Toll on Saturday 17th April
The 3rd bell will be tolled, half-muffled, on Saturday prior to the one minute silence and funeral service of HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh. Our grateful thanks to Joy Locke and Helen, our new Bell Captain, for doing this.
To All the Church Family
There will be an 11am Sunday Service this Sunday – 18.4.21.
We do still need to make sure we follow the rules with social distancing, wearing a face mask and sanitising our hands but it will be truly wonderful to be together again.
I do hope you are all keeping well, take care.
Every blessing Sharon
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.
Do take extra care and look after yourselves and those you care about.
St Osyth Parish Magazine
We are very sorry, but because of the current lockdown situation, we won’t be producing the March St Osyth News which should have been delivered at the end of February. Hopefully we will be able to have an April magazine even if it is delivered later in the month
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.
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!!
National pipe organ day 2021
The 24th April is National pipe organ day, a day to celebrate the pipe organ in all its different forms. We are fortunate to have a working organ in our church and I hope you will join me in the celebration. Have you ever wondered how they work, do you enjoy listening to organ music in church?
On the 24th April I will be playing a recital at 11am in Great Bentley church and another in St Osyth church at 2pm. I will be grateful for donations towards the upkeep of the organs and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Do join me!
Fiona Bodmer, Organist
UPDATE on Covid Infection Rates in the village and Keeping Safe
Good News! The number of confirmed cases of Covid 19 for the week ending 2nd April was less than three!
Let us hope and pray that this trend continues so that there will be
‘light at the end of this dark tunnel!’
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 4.4.21.. 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 stores – Click 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org