St Thomas Church Bradwell-on-Sea Rogation 2017
This year we held our Rogation service at Bradwell beach. It was a beautiful sunny morning on the beach with a high tide. The was well supported. After blessing the land, fields and the sea we celebrated Holy Communion accompanied by lovely hymns of blessing.
After the service, we were supplied with a fantastic bacon and sausage breakfast rolls and hot tea and coffee. Many thanks to Roger for setting up and cooking all the food. Good weather, location, fellowship and food. You can’t get better than this!
Thanks to Alan Ponder and Strutt and Parker for access to the beach.
After the leaving the beach, we returned to the Church and held the community part of the Rogation service outside the church followed by a baptism service inside the church.
Welcome to the Church of St Thomas Bradwell-on-Sea a happy friendly church offering a warm welcome to all.
We have services every Sunday, 10-30 communion on the first and third Sundays, 10-30 All Age services on the second and forth Sundays, 8-00 Holy Communion on the forth Sunday and an evening service at the Down Hall Care Home at 15-30 on the first Sunday in the month. On the fifth Sunday we have a joint service with St Lawrence Church, St Nicolas Tillingham or St James' at Dengie.
The parish is proud to support our Church school that has very close links to our church community. The school regularly use the church facilities for services and meetings.
We have an active and enthusiastic team of Bell ringers who practice each Friday at 8pm, and ring for all Sunday services.
We have a Pop Up Cafe on Friday mornings from 8:45 to 11am during school terms, especially popular with mothers and toddlers, all welcome.
There is a Thursday Group which is a social group open to all in the parish who wish to meet and chat or have meals together. The group either meet in the church or go for a meal on the first Thursday in the month.
We have an excellent group of flower arrangers who arrange flowers in the church each week and at all the church festivals. We also have beautiful Flower Festivals on special occasions.
St Thomas Church also support and maintain St Peters Chapel which we have the use of on Sundays and Church Festivals.