Members of Churches Together
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Situated just off the High St, in Laindon Road, Emmanuel is an evangelical and gently charismatic church, with a contemporary, informal and relaxed style.
It takes 'being church' seriously but enjoys having fun along the way! It believes there is a genuine place for people of all ages in the community.
And it provides a wide variety of weekly activities ranging from Heroes & Trinity Tribe on Sunday mornings, uniformed groups, Mums & Tots, Who Let The Dads Out, home groups, coffee mornings and much more!
The Schools Ministry Billericay office is here.
Christ Church in Perry Street is close to the Buttsbury schools and meets every Sunday for worship at 10.00am. On a third Sunday there is additionally a said Communion at 8.00am.
Worship patterns vary week by week, but is always in the evangelical style with lively worship bands. They welcome all ages and encourage young people to be involved in services. Younger children can enjoy a play area in church with parents close by to encourage them to join in the service when appropriate.
They have a coffee shop which is open every weekday morning, two toddler groups, Dads & Toddlers (Dambusters) on Saturday morning once a month. There is a Tuesday coffee drop-in for the elderly, a men's group, a number of home groups, Pensioners' Praise bi-monthly, and much more!
St Mary the Virgin
This late Norman church at Little Burstead stands on a hilltop in open countryside surrounded by a well kept churchyard. It is a popular choice for weddings and baptisms and there is a strong, regular congregation.
Holy Communion or Morning Prayer is celebrated on alternate Sundays. On the fifth Sunday in a month it holds a joint service with the sister church, St John the Divine at Outwood Common—each church taking turn to be host.
St John the Divine
This church is located at Outwood Common, to the east of Billericay. Morning Prayer or Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday morning; on the fifth Sunday the service is shared with St Mary the Virgin, each church taking turn to act as host.
Weekday activities include pre-school every weekday morning, a carer & toddler group, Messy Church for children of primary school years with their carers, Midweek Break for the over-60s and monthly coffee mornings.
St Mary Magdalen
This is the church in the High Street and people have been worshipping at this site for over six hundred years.
The latest phase of the church's life began in 1992 when Emmanuel Church was opened. A period of refurbishment followed and St Mary's was reopened in 2007, although not on Sundays.
Regular events take place, such as Holy Communion on Wednesday mornings and Alpha courses amongst many others.
St Mary Magdalene, Great Burstead
Great Burstead is the ancient parish from which Billericay grew. There has been a church here since the 7th century and the present building dates mostly from the 12th century. Christopher Martin, Governor of the Mayflower, was a churchwarden here in 1620.
Worship here at St Mary Magdalene is liberal Catholic in emphasis, using both traditional and contemporary forms. The church has an accomplished choir, study groups, Mothers' Union, Cub and Scout groups and is open most week days.
THE METHODIST CHURCH
People have been worshipping at Billericay Methodist Church for ninety years. It now has two buildings—its original home in Western Road and a newer site at Queens Park.
It proclaims the love of Jesus Christ in worship & fellowship, evangelism & teaching, and serving others & working for social justice.
Western Road offers Sunday worship in a range of styles and an extensive programme of weekday activities for adults, young people and children.
Queens Park Community Church
A community here was formed in 1991 by Methodists at Western Road to support a large housing development in north Billericay. Its permanent church building was opened in 2003.
The building is for church and community use, available for everyone in the community, open every day of the week, and a place where Christians can work together to spread the Gospel.
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
The Most Holy Redeemer
Situated in Laindon Road, The Most Holy Redeemer is the spiritual home for Billericay's large Catholic community. The present community celebrated its centenary in 2010.
The church is normally open for prayer throughout each day and a range of spiritual and social activities takes place in the pastoral centre to the rear of the church.
There is also a parish school (St Peter's) in Coxes Farm Road.
THE BAPTIST UNION
Billericay Baptist Church
Billericay Baptist Church has congregations at Perry Street, South Green (at the junior school) and at Sunnymede in Thynne Road.
There is a strong emphasis on teaching from the Bible and on encountering God in worship. The Sunday morning congregations have facilities for all ages, including a crèche, and there is a combined evening service at Perry Street.
Regular weekday activities include groups for mothers & babies & toddlers, Girls' and Boys’ Brigades, a seniors drop-in and discipleship groups.
THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Billericay United Reformed Church
This church in Chapel Street has been witnessing to the gospel of Jesus Christ for over 300 years. Sunday services usually have a traditional feel but with worship styles that may be lively & fun or inspirational & reflective.
Services include well known hymns and also special activities for young people. A cup of tea or coffee and a chat follow afterwards.
The church offers a variety of weekly activities at the nearby Mayflower Hall, including a toddler group, badminton club and a Tuesday coffee morning with a mini-market.
CHRISTIAN GROWTH INTERNATIONAL
Revival Church Billericay
Revival Church is part of the Christian Growth International network of churches and meets on Sunday mornings at The Billericay School, off Laindon Road.
It is committed to serving the community, and an important initiative is to pray for, and find out how it can support, local businesses. It also runs the Freedom in Christ course, which is designed to help every Christian become a fruitful disciple of Jesus.