St Mary’s Church, Bulphan

St Mary the Virgin Church, Bulphan

St Mary’s Church is part of The Parish of Bulphan, Orsett and Horndon-on-the-Hill Churches.

Our local incumbent, Reverend Sue visits our school regularly to lead Worship and offer support to our pupils, staff, and families. The school visits St Mary’s Church regularly for a range of church festivals and celebrations. We have excellent links with our church and its community and value their support and guidance.

Once a term Revd Sue and her ‘team’ hold a Messy Church service after school. Messy Church is church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short worship time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. It’s all-age, It’s fun.   All children must be accompanied by an adult! Dates of this service will be included in our school newsletter.

Revd Sue has also introduced Forest Church services – this is a new way of doing church, with roots in the long Christian tradition of engagement with nature. It is for all ages and includes outdoor Bible reading, songs, fun activities on a Biblical theme, worship, often around a fire, and refreshments. Details can be found on the Church’s website.

For more information and details of Church services please visit the Church website

If you would like to receive a weekly notice sheet and information from the church you can join their database by completing their online form, found at The form enables you to give the church permission to hold your contact details and to agree how these details can be used.