Welcome to FreshSalt

FreshSalt is the name for the group of churches and parishes in the Mersea Island area, between Abberton Reservoir and the sea.

We are currently in a period of Vacancy, seeking a new incumbent to join us in our benefice.

We are recruiting now and have a special website at:


Do take a look!  There are video introductions to each parish, a message from Bishop Roger, as well as plenty of information about what life is like in our vibrant communities.

In the interim our new Curate, the Reverend Terry Walker, together with our retired clergy and our friendly congregations, continue to offer a warm welcome to all-comers, whether seasoned hands, or those of you new to the church.

Old and new residents in the area, as well as visitors, are encouraged to come and join us for friendship, and to explore the spiritual dimensions of everyday life.


Our churches...

We have several churches in the Mersea benefice. Visit our church pages for information about each church and the services they hold.

Find us

This week's services...

Come and join us for joyful celebration or peaceful prayer at one of our services this week. Each church has something different to offer, and you can be assured of a warm welcome whichever one you choose to visit.

Sunday Pew Sheets

Special occasions...

We offer services for Christenings, weddings, funerals, blessings and much more. More detailed information can be found in our Special Occasions pages.

Special Occasions

Learning & discipleship...

FreshSalt Children are most welcome at all our churches, and there is a great deal going on in the FreshSalt benefice for them. Adults can join one of our House Groups. Confirmation Classes will become available for children and adults, separately, once we have a new incumbent installed.

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Next Steps...

If you would like to find out which service might suit you, arrange a celebration, organise a special occasion, hire one of our church halls, or simply talk, please...