St. Mary the Virgin Little Burstead

The Congregation From Above

Join us!


As a community of Christians, we’re devoted to building an engaged, passionate, spiritually healthy community of people that makes up St Mary the Virgin. We’re also devoted to engaging and impacting one another and others, believing that Jesus himself set an example of service and that we’ve been given the responsibility to follow it.

We invite you to take this journey with us—there are a number of opportunities where you can get involved:

Sunday Services

Participate in our Sunday services as we study and celebrate the arrival of God’s kingdom. On arriving at St Mary's you will be greeted warmly. You will be given space to 'go at your own pace'. Babies and children are welcomed at St Mary's and they will be accepted just as they are 'as children'. Jesus himself made it clear that their should be a special welcome for children, just as there is for everyone else. St Mary's is vibrant, we sing hymns and songs wholeheartedly, we listen and grapple with God's word the Bible and endeavour to live out the teachings of Jesus. We share Holy Communion together as a community reconciled through Christ Jesus' death and resurrection.

Service every Sunday at 10.30am except 5th Sunday of month, when there is a team service at either Emmanuel Church, Laindon Road, or Christ Church, Perry Street.

Home Groups

There are opportunities to join a midweek group, where smaller groups of people meet together, explore, chatter and discuss what it means to follow the teachings of Jesus in their daily lives. Its an opportunity to get to know one another, engender a sense of belonging and community.


Become a volunteer at St Mary’s and add to the number of people serving our community, or get involved in one of our outreach initiatives.


If you are new to the church and want to find out more about the Christian faith, or just want to talk and ask some questions; well there are often opportunities to do this along with others in an informal gathering, with drinks and nibbles – The Alpha Course would be one such example.