Welcome to the Manningtree Benefice

This is the website for the mission and ministry of Manningtree Benefice: St. Mary & St. Michael' Church, Mistley with Manningtree and St. Lawrence's Church, Bradfield, including service, group and event information, contact details, media, and information about Mistley Church Hall (Mistley Institute).

We're working towards making this our main website, so please forgive any slight maintenance issues we might have in the next few weeks. If you can't access the information that you need, or you can't find it, do contact the Church Office on info@manningtreebenefice.co.uk or 01206 392200.


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The Wider Community

We believe in loving our neighbour. We hope and pray that we show that in the work that we do throughout the community.

Fridays@TheHub: a chance to meet up and not just talk to each other, but listen. 10.00am-12.30pm, every Friday at The Hub in Manningtree High Street.

Tea & Brass: a chance to meet new and old friends over a cup of tea, while listening to Classic Brass. The first Tuesday of the month, at Mistley Church Hall, 2.00-4.00pm.

Tea & Support: a practical support group for those who have been left on their own. The third Wednesday of every month, at Mistley Church Hall, 2.00-4.00pm.

Tea Party: a great chance to get together, meeting new friends and catching up with the rest! The last Wednesday of every month, at Bradfield Church, 3.30-5.30pm.

Peninsular Youth Ministry: we support the work of Peninsular Youth Ministry, an interdenominational trust set up to undertake Christian youth work for the north Tendring area of Essex, taking the Gospel to the young people in the senior schools in Harwich and Manningtree, helping churches develop their youth work, and running Christian youth activities. See the Peninsular Youth Ministries facebook page for more details.

Mistley Norman Church of England Primary School: we've got great links with Mistley Norman, and the more time we spend with them, the more we're impressed by them. Please do check out their website for more information.

Acorn Village: Acorn Village is a community within our community, meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities and providing for them a secure future. We have good (and improving!) links with Acorn Village, and welcome several Acorn Village residents every week as part of our Church Family.Please do check out their website to see more of what they are doing and how you can support them.

Friends of Mistley Church

Friends of Bradfield Church

CAP advertChristians Against Poverty: we support Christians Against Poverty in our Church, and have run the CAP Money Course once already. If you'd be interested in doing this course when we next run it, whether you have money worries or if you would like to avoid them in the future, please contact the Church Office (info@manningtreebenefice.co.uk).

Manningtree and District Food Bank: we support and are involved with the Manningtree and District Food Bank. If you are interested in helping, or in need the help of the Food Bank, please follow these link to the website, or to the facebook page.