News and Events

Updated 20 July 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. 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; stmaryschurchburnham@outlook.com

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

In 2020 this take place on Saturday 7th November.  At present we plan to go ahead with the event but we will need to review Government and Church Guidance in mid-October to confirm if we are able to proceed and on what basis.  Obvisouly the safety of those attending is most important thing to us.

If we do proceed gate opens at 6pm, fire lit around 6.30pm and fireworks start at around 7pm.

Entry is free but we encourage people to bring along one big firework, rather than a box, to add to the display.  Sparklers are not allowed on the site. There will refreshments, hot & alcoholic drinks, toys and live music.