Manningtree Benefice

Manningtree Benefice, an all-age Anglican Church, meeting in St Lawrence Church, Bradfield, and St Mary & St Michael’s Church, Mistley and online.

‘Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: the Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope.’ – Lamentations 3: 21-24; Good News Translation

We’re writing this in the first week of the new year and, to be honest, we don’t know what will be happening in February. Following the unprecedented events in America surrounding the confirmation of Joe Biden as the next president, we’re not even sure what will happen tomorrow.

There are many reasons to feel worried and uncertain right now but there are also reasons to feel hope, from vaccinations, to daffodils and warmer weather coming, to the wonderful work being done by people across the world in the service of others. Most of all, we have hope because God’s unfailing love and mercy continue, every day, whatever we’re facing.

If you would like to hear more about this reason to hope, we have services and resources on YouTube which we’d love to share with you, as well as a new Alpha Course, hopefully starting soon. Please use the links and contact details below, get in touch and join in!

Please note that during this lockdown period and if we enter Tier 4 or higher, we will meet online and not in our buildings. If the situation improves during February, we hope that we might be able to review this and open our doors again. Please do check the website or Facebook page, or get in contact with Rev Dom or the office if you’re in any doubt or would like to find out more.

Sunday Worship Online: Every Sunday at 11am on YouTube – a live online service, including opportunities to chat and share prayer requests via the comments. To join the service, search for ‘Manningtree Benefice’ on, check Facebook for the link, or use the QR code here.

Join in live or watch any time afterward!
Worship on the Phone-line: Phone 01206 489686 to hear a weekly recorded service on (normal local charges apply).

Mid-week Morning Prayer: Join us on YouTube (see above) each weekday from Monday to Thursday at 8am for a short, live service of morning prayer (or catch up at any time).

Family Resources Online: We have a growing collection of videos on our YouTube channel aimed at children and families (or anyone young at heart!), and you are so welcome to watch and share them. Just use the links above to find the channel and watch any time.

Worship In-Person: If possible following release from lockdown and if in Tier 3 or lower, 9.30am on Sundays, alternating between Mistley and Bradfield churches. Please contact the church office if you’d like to know more.

Stay in Touch
Contact the church office or visit our Facebook page or website for the latest news and an up-to-date service schedule.

Rector: Rev Dom Turner
01206 391218 /
Associate Minister: Revd. John Brien
01206 397549 /
Church Office: Normally available from 10am-1pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Fridays: 07436 398801 /

This article runs in the February issue of the Manningtree edition, which you can read in full by clicking on Magazines.

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