Holy Trinity, North Fambridge . . .


THE VILLAGE

North Fambridge is a semi-rural riverside village. It has a station on the Southminster to Wickford line for which there is a direct link to London. It is a very popular sailing centre with a boatyard and a currently expanding Marina. There is one public house and a village hall that accommodates 90 people.

The village has a population of 700 made up of approximately 280 homes. There is a very slow growth in new houses and those being built are mainly executive houses. Although there are a number of commuters the village is still partly a farming community with Essex Wildlife Trust owning Blue House Farm and the surrounding marshland which is a S.S.S.I (Site of Special Scientific Interest) notified for its wetland bird species and rare water beetles. There are also quite a few self-employed people working from home in a variety of occupations and there are a number of active retired people living in the village.

A Parish Plan exercise has recently been undertaken. The village has a Sea Scouts unit (Beavers and Scouts) which is linked to the church. A monthly group of carers and toddlers, called First Steps, meets in church.

THE CHURCH

Holy Trinity Church is the only place of worship in the village. The existing church building is just over 200 years old although there is evidence that a church was here much earlier as the font dates back to the fourteenth century. The main building consists of a nave, seating 50 people comfortably, and a sanctuary, small porch and vestry. The church also houses a church bell.

FACILITIES

  • There is a church car-park and access to the church is on a level.
  • There are currently no toilets, no large print books, nor hearing assistance aids (the church being small).

Local links:

www.nfambridgeparishplan.org.uk

www.northfambridge.org.uk

 

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Holy Trinity, North Fambridge