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St. Mary the Virgin Burnham on Crouch

July 7, 2017

St. Mary the Virgin, Burnham on Crouch


This is a lovely church in the delightful small town of Burnham on Crouch. The church was open and provides a peaceful and cool place. It is well signed and easy to find with a welcome notice as well as advertising their Messy Church.


There is a good selection of leaflets available here covering worship, baptisms, weddings and funerals. These are very well written and fulfil a need. There is a guide on sale and a selection of greetings cards as well as mugs, pens, bookmarks, key fobs and tea towels. Some 7 people had put entries in the visitor’s book in the last month. There is also information about the Guild of All Souls (see for details of this).


What is good about this church is the thought that has gone into enabling prayer. Not only is there information about the Guild of Souls, but there is a nice votive stand set in the Chapel of St. Catherine of Alexandria with prayer request cards.


One thing that caught my eye was this sign—-


I have never seen this done before. Here is a church which takes the lectionary seriously! The church website is at which has a lot of information on it but could do with something specifically about visitors.


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