News and Events

Updated 7 September 2020

In line with guidance from the Government, the Church of England and the Chelmsford Diocese the Church is now open for a 10am weekly Sunday Eucharist. There will obviously have to be social distancing and sanitising processes in place, and movement round the Church will be limited. In addition, there will be no singing and all service material will be single use and have to be disposed of at the end of the service, so there will be no hymn or service books in use. Face coverings must be worn at all times, unless there is exemption. We are also continuing to Zoom the service for those who are still isolating.

In addition, the Church is open for supervised Private Prayer from 10am to noon every Wednesday. Again, the necessary measures will be in place to ensure those attending are kept safe and well.

We are happy to be able to welcome the people of Burnham and the wider Dengie back to St Mary’s.

If you have any queries or require further information please contact the Church on 01621 786066;

Car Boot Sales

Unfortunatly we are unable to hold any Car Boot Sales in 2020.

We will be aiming to hold them again in 2021 on the first Saturday of May, July and September 2021. The gate will open for sellers at 9am and for buyers at 10am.  The sales will close at 12.30pm.

Messy Church

We had hoped to hold a Messy Church in September but this has had to be canncelled.  We will review the Government and Church Guidance in early November and consider if we are able to hold an Advent Messy Church on Friday 27th November at 3.30pm.

Great Burnham Bonfire

We are very sorry to say that we are having to cancel the Great Burnham Bonfire which was due to take place on Saturday 7th November.
Tony Young, Churchwarden at St Mary’s and the lead organiser, said: “In light of the current guidance from the Government and the Church of England we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s bonfire.  The event has proved so popular over the years, with a crowd of over 1,000, that we don’t feel the event can proceed with the essential social distancing required.  We appreciate this will be a big disappointment to the town and the wider communities who attend but please be assured we will be back in 2021 Big and Better”.