St. Mary Church
Silver End
Essex

CM8 3PJ


Who we are


St. Mary Church welcomes Christians and those who seek to connect to Christianity in the Silver End area.

We aim to make contact with and encourage others to join us in our life-changing Christian journey.

St. Mary Church in Silver End, Essex is a friendly Christian community where we welcome others to join us in our worship and service to God.

Our vision is to make an impact for God, here in Silver End, Essex by helping people understand the enriching messages of eternal hope given to us by Jesus Christ through His words and deeds.

Everyone is welcome, no matter your age, beliefs, or background. Come just as you are - we'd love to get to know you better.



Location of worship

St. Mary
Sheepcotes Lane
Silver End, Essex CM8 3PJ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01376 512219
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Church Pastor

Fr David Prior MA
Fr David Prior MA
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The Presbytery
14 Guithavon Street
Witham, Essex CM8 1BN
United Kingdom
Phone: 01376 512219
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Matthew 28:19

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

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St. Mary Church Sunday Mass Schedule

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Vigil Mass
17.30 Saturday at Witham
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09.00 at St Mary's, Silver End
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11.00 at Witham

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History of St. Mary Silver End Essex

In 1929, the centenary of Catholic Emancipation, Cardinal Bourne urged Catholics to build a church in every village in the country. In June that year Fr Richard Gay, Kelvedon's Parish Priest, informed Bishop Doubleday that there were 50 or so Catholics living in Silver End, a Garden City being developed by the Crittal Manufacturing Co. The 8d return bus fare to the churches at Kelvedon or Witham was beyond the means of many and some of the men were war invalids who found travel difficult.

Silver End’s Catholics petitioned the bishop for a church and in January 1930, no action having been taken, said they were prepared to take the matter directly to Rome. Fr Gay started a Mass centre in a hut at Silver End later that year where Mass was celebrated every Saturday, at first without the bishop’s knowledge. In 1934, the cost of building a small church was estimated to be £650. In 1936, Witham took responsibility for Silver End and Mass was celebrated in the village hall. In 1955 Fr Francis Wilson, Witham’s Parish Priest asked Bishop Beck for permission to buy a site at Silver End and a plot was acquired for £150 from Crittalls through the generosity of Mr Clifford Heron. Chelmsford Architects O’Neill & Fordham drew up plans for a brick building to seat 100 but little or no money was available. In 1957, Fr Wilson even proposed erecting an existing timber building from Surrey but the scheme was found to be impractical. In 1963 the existing plot was exchanged for another, close to the junction of Sheepcote Lane and Boars Tye Road, owned by Crittalls. Architect Martin Evans was engaged and building began in August 1965. The Church of St Mary, costing £9,000 and seating 70, was opened by Bishop Wall on 9th November 1966. Of a semi-circular, spiral plan in grey brick – it has been likened to a snail’s shell – it was designed to be easily extendable.   Edit


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The power of Christian prayer When we stumble...
O Lord our God, Who has called us to serve You in the midst of the world's affairs, When we stumble, hold us; when we fall, lift us up. When we are hard pressed with evil, deliver us. When we turn from what is good, turn us back and bring us at last to Your glory.
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