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Welcome to visitors wherever you are from, we pray that you will find something on our site that is uplifting and blesses you where you are, geographically and spiritually.

As the Vicar here at Christ Church I welcome you to our website on behalf of the church family in our part of Southend-on-Sea. For those who don’t know Southend, the town is located on the eastern side of England, on the north side of the Thames Estuary. It has for a long time been a holiday and day trip destination for those living in London. Many people fall in love with the town and choose to move here when they retire. Christ Church celebrates its centenary in 2022. To mark the year we are planning quite a few extra events and celebrations. Our foremost desire is to serve Jesus Christ, our Lord, where we are, and in the local area, in many different ways. Christ Church is never static in the ways we look to bring the love of Christ into our community. We believe God is continually opening doors for us to walk through, to discover ways in which His kingdom may become a reality.

Would you like to be part of an online Alpha Course with us? Let us know by emailing Admin, a link is on the ‘Contact us’ page. Please put Alpha as the title line.

Resources and videos on the Learning & worship resources page. Links to Spring Harvest are found there as well.

To visit our Starblazers page click on the logo.

Just have to share this comment from an interview by Sim Deny of Gavin & Anne Calver. Sim said he saw this outside a local church where he lives. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_kA4DDRFaU)

“Our building might be empty, the church isn’t here – it’s been deployed”

Alleluia to that! That is what we are all about.

A great song sung by and co-written by Francesca Battistelli

As we continue to move through this time of closures and restrictions, due to Covid-19, we are a church family wanting to embrace our community in Christ’s love through prayer and action.

Please use this website and explore the pages: ‘Learning and worship resources’ page offers a variety of information and why not read the blogs and join in the conversation? Please do leave feedback on your visit to the site.

Safeguarding policy statement

At Christ Church we are 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 by clicking here.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer/Lead Recruiter is Paula Lucking, who may be contacted by prior arrangement at church or by email PSO@christchurchsouthend.org.uk.

Local Authority Safeguarding

The local authority in Southend on Sea has established a website covering Safeguarding for children and adults.  It can be accessed here:


Alternatively you can make contact via telephone on the following numbers:

For concerns about a child, call the Southend Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Plus (MASH+) on 01702 215007.

For concerns about an adult, call Southend’s Access Team on 01702 215008.

To report concerns outside of office hours, call the Emergency Duty Team on 0845 606 1212.