The Church Room
We are very lucky to have our Church Room. It is much used for a wide variety of events, both social and for Church business. From PCC meetings to Sunday Club mornings, from Pop In Saturdays to wedding and baptim surgeries……….. It has witnessed many happy occasions and as it has a purpose built kitchen it also means we can readily rustle up refreshments – even the popular tea cakes on Saturdays or bacon butties at coffee mornings!
Saturday Pop-In mornings – run every week by a rota of volunteers. You are guaranteed a warm welcome, as well as refreshments, often including homemade cakes etc. Money raised from these regular coffee mornings is a welcome addition to the Church coffers.
Toilet Facilities – we are fortunate to have a cloakroom and single toilet within the Church building. Additional facilities can be found just along the road outside the Church at the public toilets.
Salvation Army Food Drop Off Point
St Osyth Church as been supporting the Salvation Army food bank since it began five years ago. The Church is a drop off point for food donations and every Tuesday several bags of supplies are taken into the SA food bank from parish donations. We are regularly updated with a list of essential foods that they particularly want. At the moment these are:
fruit juices, tinned tomatoes, tea, dried milk, tins of spagetti, instant mash, drinking chocolate, custard (packed, tinned, carton).
Anyone can leave donations in the special container inside the Church – opening times 8am – 4pm as a rule.
At the annual Christmas Salvation Army Carol Service held in the Church we encourage the congregation to bring items on this most wanted list and at the end of the service we are able to pass on many black bags full of essential food to help keep the less fortunate of Tendring supplied with emergency rations. We also take a collection just for the Salvation Army and this has totalled over £1,000 for the past two years. This year’s service is on Wednesday 19th December – a change from the traditional Monday slot!