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, 7.3.21. with a recorded short service – consisting of the
    Collect, Readings, Sermon and Prayers.  Click on the link below for this week’s service led by Rev’d Sharon.

    https://link.edgepilot.com/s/eb706ada/v4xph-fEQkWsYI6J-dhOhw?u=https://drive.google.com/file/d/15YckclgksknKOiZmG7tpbEFWAgTf8Mri/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.

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

    Every blessing

    Revd Sharon

    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

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    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!!

    A Prayer for Racial Justice Sunday 2021


    The Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce has released a prayer ahead of Racial Justice Sunday this weekend, written by the Revd Dr Anderson Jeremiah, a member of the taskforce.

    Love incarnate,
    Fountain of Mercy and Justice
    In a world of inequity and pain
    May our actions be our prayer. 
    We cry out for Shalom, fullness of life to all.
    Let the Spirit of Truth guide us.
    Let the Spirit of Love free us. 
    Give us the compassion, courage and resolve
    to become the light, we seek
    that many may see life and their dignity restored
    Inspire us to embody a world without injustice and prejudice  
    Form us into channels of your love and peace 
    Let the river of justice and mercy flood our imperfect world  
    Quenching the thirst of parched souls and lands.
    Abide in us o Liberator that we become the Word 
    so that the world may have Life, Life in all its abundance.
    Amen 

    Taken from the book Christian Aid book Rage & Hope: 75 Prayers for a Better World’,  Edited by Chine McDonald. 

    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 7.3.21. 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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