Two Churches One Parish

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice and no access to Church buildings until further notice

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The Parish of Thundersley

Safeguarding Statement: Parish of Thundersley

The PCC of St Peter’s and St Michael’s Thundersley has approved safeguarding policies and is committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.  The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website:

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Denise Hughes

Further information can be found on our Safeguarding page.





The Ministry Team for The Parish of Thundersley

The Parish of Thundersley Ministry Team. L to R Our LLM Jan Kersy, Our Priest in Charge Rev Andy Hudson, Our Curate Rev Sue Croucher

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.


Rev Andy Hudson. The Priest in Charge of The Parish of Thundersley.

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.

Our Curate The Rev Sue Croucher

The Rev Sue Croucher, The Curate, The Parish of Thundersley

Our Licensed Lay Minister Jan Kersey.

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.

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.



St Peter’s Church Thundersley



St Michael & All Angels Daws Heath