The Parish of Thundersley
Welcome to our website
The Ministry Team for The Parish of Thundersley
The Parish of Thundersley Ministry team are here to help you at any time if you need us. We offer our help to you in any way that we are able. Please do talk to one of us.
The Rev Andy Hudson Priest in Charge The Parish of Thundersley
Revd. Andy Hudson Vicar of St Peter’s Thundersley and St Michael’s Daws Heath
Chaplain at Lakeside Shopping Centre and Team Leader for Workplace Chaplains Essex and East London.
Originally from Yorkshire, with a wide variety of workplace experience from labourer in an ice cream factory, working in the printing industry, self employed Graphic designer and Photographer, Van Parcel delivery Driver, Shopkeeper and assistant warden at a famous night shelter.
Hobbies and interests include Motorbikes, Cycling, Football, films, and Rock music and a good Curry. Married to Lynn with 6 grown up children between us and 7 Grandchildren.
Served as Priest in Charge St Stephen’s Purfleet and Team Vicar in the Mardyke Team Parish since 2004. Before taking up this post November 2017.
The Rev Sue Croucher, The Curate, The Parish of Thundersley
Our Licensed Lay Minister Jan Kersey. .LLM
Our Two Churches Within The Parish
We have 2 churches within the parish of Thundersley
Our churches are very different, St Peter’s is a church steeped in over 1000 years of history, with a newer extension built 50 years ago, and St Michael’s is a modern wooden building in a field surrounded by woods, completed just 4 years ago, but you will find the same warm welcome at either church.
Our aim is to be a blessing to the community, available in times of happiness and sorrow; to help people to explore their faith by sharing our faith with all. We are not a community that goes inside and closes the door on the world. Our activities are community based and we welcome anyone to come and join in.
As well as baptism, we offer a Thanksgiving service for the birth of a child, for parents who are not sure about making the promises required by baptism. It’s an opportunity to thank God for new life.
Both our churches are photogenic, which proves popular with wedding couples, and as we have church hall on site as well, wedding receptions are easy to arrange.
We offer to take funerals in the churches, or if you prefer, our clergy can arrange, through local Funeral Directors, to takes services at the crematoria.
The Parish of Thundersley Is an area that is known for the number of bungalows it has for per capita which makes it a beautiful area to reside in.
We have within The Parish 3 primary schools 1 Senior Comprehensive School, 1 Special Needs School. We also have 2 care homes, There are a few shops in Thundersley that can cater for most needs and a small but extremely useful shop in Daws Heath
There is the Small to Medium Town of Hadleigh (Essex) not to be confused with the one in Suffolk
If you would like any information on what we as a parish can offer you please do contact the Parish Office at Email Parish Office or use the contact page on this site to contact any group should you want more information from them.
On the left is our beautiful old Church St. Peter’s. Thundersley. On the right is our wonderful new Church St. Michael’s. Daws Heath