Welcome to FreshSalt

FreshSalt is the name for the group of 4 churches and 5 parishes in the Mersea Island area, between Abberton Reservoir and the sea.

We are delighted to announce the licensing of our benefice’s new Priest-in-charge, the Reverend Jude Bevan, finally took place, at the end of September. Jude is now very busy, actively starting to look at new ways to invigorate our thriving communities during 2022.

Together with our retired clergy and our friendly congregations, we continue to offer a warm welcome to all-comers, whether salty hands, or those of you fresh 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.

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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 will be able to join one of our House Groups and Confirmation Classes will become available for children and adults, separately, once we are able to restart these, after the current pandemic is under control.

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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...