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The Parish of Thundersley

St Peter’s and St. Michael’s Church


St Peter’s Church is the Parish Church of Thundersley, located in Church Road on top of a hill which gives far reaching views. It sits within a large, peaceful cemetery and is surrounded by many trees. Our large Church field adjoins Coombe Wood, which has Village Green Status.

The Church is Grade 11* Listed, dating back to the mid 1200’s with earlier origins, being at least the second Church built on this site. It has a large airy and striking, Civic Award winning, 1966 extension and can accommodate around 200 people.

The Parish Office and John Pond Room (which is used for various meetings including Junior Church) is opposite the Church and is usually open weekday mornings. It was extensively refurbished in 2015.

Our Sunday Services are at 8 am (mostly Holy Communion taken in the Ancient part of the Church) and 11 am Sung Eucharist, which is held in the main worship area.

Thursday Communion Services are currently awaiting resumption once our major rewiring works are completed.

Our hall and car park complex consists of a large hall, unusually for these days, with a full size stage being perfect for productions and performances. Also, a smaller hall, as well as a large fully equipped kitchen, lobby area with kitchenette and spacious store. The halls are used by many local organisations and serve the community very well.

We offer a warm welcome to all who come to this place.


St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Church is in St. Michael’s Road, Daws Heath and is surrounded by Green Belt land and central to the village of Daws Heath. The church owns its field and this forms part of the Essex Wildlife Trust’s “Belfairs & Daws Heath Living Landscape” area with many inter-linked woodland walks. It’s in a beautifully quiet and restful place.

In late 2012 we had to build a replacement church as the first-ever 1921 church was falling down. The new church is made of Finnish pine, to our own design and it sits wonderfully in the corner of its field surrounded by towering oak trees. The new church was built with the love and support of the local residents. We have a Sunday Holy Communion service at 9:30am and a monthly 9:30am Wednesday service. The new building has an integral Community Room which we use for Coffee Mornings and is used by local groups. We also have a separate on-site Church Hall which is used almost full-time by local groups. 

St Peters Church Thundersley Parish

St. Peters Church

St Michaels & All Angels

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.

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