We are committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults in St. Peter & St. Paul's, West Mersea.
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
Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative are available from one of our two Churchwardens.
Organist/Piano Player - We are looking for a keen volunteer to help us with our keyboard music during regular services. We enjoy the use of a fine, modern audio system, together with a very high quality piano and an ageing, but very serviceable, church organ.
Please contact us at the church office, or a churchwarden for further details.
Lectionary of Readings for the Church Year
Regular services on Sunday Mornings:
8am Holy Communion
Traditional said service according to the Book of Common Prayer.
10am Online Zoom Service of United Worship
A mix of Classic and Modern Sung Hymns followed by a Celebration of Spiritual Communion.
Evening Services 6.30pm:
1st Sunday: Evensong (most are Choral Evensong)
2nd Sunday: Holy Communion
4th Sunday: No service at West Mersea
5th Sunday: Compline
NB. All above services are currently on hold until further notice and lifting of government restrictions.
Other regular services include:
Wednesdays at 10am: Holy Communion
(NB. All below currently on hold until restrictions lifted)
Morning Prayer at 8am on Monday to Friday and 9am on Saturday
Evening Prayer at 5.30pm on weekdays
Join us for our parish breakfasts:
We hold a parish breakfast in St Peter & St Paul's church hall on the first Sunday of each month, between the 8am Holy Communion and the 9.30 service. Lots to choose from, including full English.
A Message of Thanks From the Caribbean
A thank you message to all the big-hearted Mersea Islanders who contributed cash and goods for victims of two major hurricanes in September 2017.
Lisa Adamson, who was distributing Rotary relief aid in the British Virgin Islands, came across a message of love and support from Mersea, and took to social media to express her thanks.
The fundraising initiative on Mersea included a well-supported coffee morning at the MICA, which also doubled as a collection point for emergency supplies ranging from toiletries and food to bedding and even a generator!
Members of the parish church and other local churches played an important part - baking cakes and helping out wherever they could.
Thank you from all of us here. When I opened the box and saw the note, I was so touched as the 40ft container was full of boxes from all over the UK, many with no notes but some with the name of a company. This note meant so much to us. We got them distributed throughout the territory and everyone is so thankful.
We are all getting on with it. As we say “it’s the new norm”. We have a long way to go for sure. The best thing is that the foliage is now growing over and making the islands look beautiful and lush again. This helps folks to have a new look on the island. Many, many areas are still without power and most likely won’t get power until at least March or April.
From all of us here we send thanks to you over there as our recovery is helped by people like you who have love in their hearts to help the people of the BVI. Thank you Sue, and please, please tell all who helped, how much we appreciate their kindness, compassion and care.
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