Welcome to Manningtree Benefice. We are so glad that you're here! This is the website for the parish churches of St. Mary & St. Michael, Mistley with Manningtree, and St. Lawrence, Bradfield, one church meeting in two locations. We believe that the church is not primarily the buildings, or the services, or the activities, no matter how good any of them are. We believe that the church is the people, messy and complicated, but loved by a good, good Father. There's loads of information on this website, and we hope you'll find everything you're looking for: we've highlighted below a few things that might be most useful, but please do get yourself a cup of tea or coffee, and take some time to find out more about our tribe! If you can't find the answers that you're looking for, please contact us and we'll be happy to help (see below or click here).  
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What We Do

Sunday Gatherings
We meet most weeks at 10.30am and 6.00pm in Mistley and Bradfield Parish Churches. You are so welcome to join us! Click above on 'Plan A Visit' to find out about times and locations.
Life Events
We are here for you in the ups and downs of life. Please contact us if we can help you, or pray for you, and see the 'Life Events' tab for info on Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.
Benefice Events
We're not just about being the Church on Sundays: there's lots more going on through the week, the month and the year! Click above on 'What's On' or check out the blog for more info.
Join the adventure
This is greatest adventure that we will ever know, and we want to invite you to join us as we explore our faith. Click above on 'Explore Faith' to find out more, and check out the blog for news of our current Alpha course.
and we will get in touch as soon as possible.
Manningtree Benefice Church Office, c/o The Rectory, Church Hill, Lawford CO11 2JX
Get in touch
E-mail: info@manningtreebenefice.co.uk Phone: 07436 398801