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West Mersea                    East Mersea                      Peldon                             Lt Wigborough              Gt Wigborough

Please review the ‘Updates’ page for details on Church reopening

Please review the ‘Sunday Pew Sheet’ page for up to date information on Church activities and services 


Christmas Eve:
17:00 Interactive Family Zoom Service, “The Joy Of Christmas”.
Filmed and broadcast from within the church – led by David Willey.
For Zoom invitations please email <>.

23:30 – Zoom Traditional Service of Midnight Mass. Filmed and broadcast from within the church – led by Terry Walker. 

No congregation. For Zoom invitations please email <>.

Christmas Day:

10:00 – Traditional Service of Holy Communion, with congregation, held inside the church (if Government & Diocesan Regulations permit).  Led by John Pantry.
Numbers strictly limited to maximum, socially-distanced permissible in our church. 

Apply for ‘virtual tickets’ by email, please, to ensure numbers can be managed and to avoid disappointment.


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.

Our benefice, and all parishes within, are currently in a period of vacancy, the previous Rector, Sam Norton, having moved on to his new parishes, Park End and Viney Hill, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

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 weeks 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

Open book

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.

Learn More

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…

Contact us today