Services @ St Nicholas have been suspended during the current lockdown.

St Nicholas Church will be open for an hour for private prayer with a priest in attendance; on Sundays @ 10.30 am – and on Wednesdays at 9.30 am.


For further information check our notice boards and listen to the notices in church or visit the websites.

Revd. Kim Lepley     01702 216725

Revd. Sharon Guest 01702 904557

2020 has not been what any of us would have expected, things have changed and some things may never return back to what they were pre Covid, so as we look forward there will be differences on how we conduct some of the services leading up to and including Christmas.

We are back in our church buildings holding services on Sunday’s, suspended until 2nd December.

All Saints Barling Magna and St Nicholas Great Wakering services start at 10.30am, St Andrews Rochford service starts at 9am. For this we give grateful thanks to God.

We continue to follow the guidance of government and central church on observing social distancing, so there will be a maximum number of people allowed into the church building at any given time.  It is also mandatory for everyone to wear a mask when entering the church building, unless you are exempt for medical reasons.

Be assured that the prayers said will be on behalf of the whole of our communities, and maybe you could have an act of Remembrance in your homes by having a minutes silence at 11am on the 8th of November and maybe light a candle as we stand in solidarity, remembering those who fought in the numerous wars we remember on this most solemn of days.

On the 2nd of November in Great Wakering we have the ‘All Souls’ service when we remember those we have loved yet see no more, sadly this service will not be taking place this year, however the plan is to video the reading out of our loved one’s names, say prayers and light candles on behalf of all those who have lost a loved one and post the recording on our Church websites and Facebook pages.

With December just round the corner we are beginning to have conversations around what some of the services that take place in that month are going to look like, and the way we could do some of those services differently, however we think its inevitable that sadly some services will have to be cancelled in the building this year.

Can we encourage you to look at the relevant websites and Facebook pages for updates as decisions are made.

Be assured of our continued prayers for our communities during this most challenging of times.

Reverend’s Sharon Guest & Kim Lepley

Ministers in the Roach Parishes Team Ministry

COVID-19  Responding to Church of England advice.

St Nicholas church has been prepared to comply with social distancing, pews have been cordoned off to indicate where you may be seated.   To this end the maximum number at any one time is 15, a household counts as 1.

  • please be ready to wait to gain admittance.

  • Please sanitise your hands when you arrive and when you leave.

  • There will be a someone at the door to assist.

  • Please wear a facecovering, unless you are exempt.

  • To limit the spread of infection all books are already placed in the pews and should remain there after the service.

  • No singing will be permitted.

  • Communion will be in one kind.

Sadly we are not able to provide toilet facilities, or refreshments.

toys and books have been removed until it is considered safe to bring them back

Please click the links below to access the Church of England’s daily Prayers

Reverend’s Kim and Sharon will continue to be available on either the phone or through email. Tel, 01702 904557 Tel, 01702 216725


      All welcome @ All services

For further details, contact Revd Kim Lepley 01702 216725

‘Jesus and Me’           for young people at St Nicholas


During Holy Communion services and Morning worship, all children are invited to take part in theme based activities in the Church Hall.

For Barling Services – click here for their website.