We are a vibrant Anglican church family in Rayleigh, on a journey of faith together, growing closer to and more like Jesus. Our vision is that together with God, we might see renewal and transformation in our communities of Rayleigh and beyond. 

Our church family gathers on Sundays 9.30am at Holy Trinity (SS6 8BA) for a more conventional-style service, and 11am at St Michael's (SS6 9JB) for a more informal 'fresh expression' service. Why not come and join us? To comply with government rules, you will need to wear a face covering, and if you do intend to attend on any given Sunday then please let us know by emailing
parish.office@parishofrayleigh.org.uk


Holy Trinity Church is open for individual prayer from Monday to Saturday, from 10am until 12.30pm.

This website is your gateway to the variety of ways you can engage with us online. So why not explore what we offer, and then join us on our journey? We’d love to welcome you to our Rayleigh Church Family. There’s something here for everyone.

You can read about the very latest happenings in our regular Rayleigh parish church news sheet which you will find 
HERE

The details and forms related to our upcoming annual meetings are
HERE


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    • Our Vision
      As you might expect, we are ultimately driven by our love of Jesus Christ, and our desire that everyone might have the opportunity to hear the Gospel message; taking seriously the great commission to "go and make disciples of all nations." But 'what does that look like for us as a worshipping community in Rayleigh and our surrounding area?' is an important question, and hopefully the details below will provide an insight into where we are going in terms of our mission and priorities for this season.

      Since our Rector arrived in 2018 we've been on a journey, exploring where God is taking us, and we've had a different theme for each year, as well coming with a framework of priorities for the coming years. Below you'll find out a little more about these themed years and what is planned for the future.

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      Our Rector spent the first year watching, observing, asking questions, and listening to the collective voice of our congregations and communities; trying to discern where is God leading us as a Church, what are the challenges we face, and what are some of the opportunities on the horizon.
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      Knowing that sometimes we need a season of getting ready for 'what next', and we knew that we wanted a whole year set aside for the purpose of 'inviting' we needed to be secure in our own foundations, know we are invited by God to join in His mission first, before we could ever then undertake a 'Year of Invitation' in 2020.
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      Well, you know what they say about 'If you want to give God a laugh, tell Him your plans', well the plan for 2020 started off as being a year of events to which the church family could invite friends, family, neighbours along to, not only to discover the church family, and its faith, but to also join in with God's great invitation to partner with him. Of course this has now all changed….
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      2021 was intended to be a year of exploration, and discovering what is our vocation and calling for each one of us, as well as creating opportunities for the wider community to explore matters of faith. It looks like the adventure still continues, but in a different way, as we explore what it now means to be church after the coronavirus.
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      Our Rector spent the first year watching, observing, asking questions, and listening to the collective voice of our congregations and communities; trying to discern where is God leading us as a Church, what are the challenges we face, and what are some of the opportunities on the horizon.
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      Knowing that sometimes we need a season of getting ready for 'what next', and we knew that we wanted a whole year set aside for the purpose of 'inviting' we needed to be secure in our own foundations, know we are invited by God to join in His mission first, before we could ever then undertake a 'Year of Invitation' in 2020.
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      Well, you know what they say about 'If you want to give God a laugh, tell Him your plans', well the plan for 2020 started off as being a year of events to which the church family could invite friends, family, neighbours along to, not only to discover the church family, and its faith, but to also join in with God's great invitation to partner with him. Of course this has now all changed….
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      2021 was intended to be a year of exploration, and discovering what is our vocation and calling for each one of us, as well as creating opportunities for the wider community to explore matters of faith. It looks like the adventure still continues, but in a different way, as we explore what it now means to be church after the coronavirus.
    • Who's Who

      Who's who.
      We're a church family that sometimes makes a mess of things, but we're a family that seeks to serve God faithfully in our community, all bringing the gifts and skills we've been blessed with. We believe that all the church family has a role and ministry within the body of Christ, and some are called to particular ministries, but none are any more important than any other. You'll find below our PCC, Clergy, Staff Team and Working Groups, but of course this is only a small snapshot of the bigger picture.

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    • Contact Us
    • Visit Us
      We're pretty easy to find, and both churches have good parking and disabled access. The post code for Holy Trinity is SS6 8BB, while St Michael's is SS6 9JB.

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    A Rayleigh Church Family That Worships, Prays, Learns and Grows Together

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    A Rayleigh Church Family that walks with you on your Journey of Faith

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    A Rayleigh Church Family that supports and helps one another

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    Will You consider supporting our ministry in Rayleigh?

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    Project 640 - Our plan to refurbish the interior of Holy Trinity Church

    Looking for a venue to hire? Click below to see the spaces we have available.

    In times like this social media is a valuable tool for us to stay in touch and be encouraged. If you are not already connected to our channels, please connect so we can keep you updated regularly on everything that's happening through our church community