Howbridge is a Church of England school, so it is a natural home for us. It is perfectly placed, as it is right on the border between the older housing in
Witham has grown a great deal in the past few decades, and is growing rapidly now – and some parts of the town are two miles or more from St. Nicolas. For some people at this end of town, our Church is simply too distant to be a regular place of worship – so that’s why we have regular worship at Howbridge Junior School.
We like to make our services as accessible as possible and quite informal: there are traditional and contemporary hymns and songs, and there is always a mix of lively and joyful moments, along with times of quiet reflection. To make worship easier to follow we use PowerPoint, so people aren’t given a lot of books and service sheets as soon as they come in the door!
The age-span of our congregation covers people in their 80’s to young babies, but a number of young families are regular worshippers, so children and young people form a very important part of the life and feel of our services. There’s a ‘family’ feel to our growing congregation, and we’ve always been very welcoming to newcomers, allowing people gradually to find their own place in our worshipping community
Our usual pattern of worship is Holy Communion on the second Sunday of the month, and Family Communion on the fourth Sunday. Our services are usually led by the Team Vicar, Revd Rob Kean
2nd and 4th Sunday of each month 11am at Howbridge Church of England Junior School