The Parish Church of Corringham, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, stands today on what has become the outer edge of Corringham village. It remains however, the spiritual focus of this Community, a “Sacrament in stone” reminding us daily of God’s love and forgiveness in the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow. A holy place where generations have witnessed, and continue to witness to the Risen Christ and His living presence among us.
The life of this church goes back some thousand years to Saxon times, and so its history is long and often chequered. However, even in the darkest times it has continued to be a place of prayer and worship, so much so that the very fabric of the Church is steeped in prayer.
We hope you will be able to find time to come and visit us and experience the sense of stillness and peace for yourselves. St. Mary’s church has been open every Wednesday for visitors from March to October but, due to building work, the last day for visiting this year will be Wednesday 11 September from 10.00-4.00. Normal visiting hours will recommence in 2020.
Driving along the A13 from either direction turn off at the A1014 Stanford le Hope, Corringham, Thames Gateway Port. Follow signs to Corringham along the A1014 Manorway. At the traffic lights stay in left lane and go straight ahead. After 100m take the slip road to the left, A1014(E), Coryton. At the next traffic lights go straight ahead and after 400m turn left. St. Mary’s Church is 200m on the right, opposite the Bull Public House.
For those with Sat Nav the nearest post code to use is SS17 9AP.
By Public Transport
The nearest railway station is Stanford le Hope. This is run by c2c which runs trains from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness. From the station take the 100 bus towards Corringham/Basildon/Chelmsford. Alight at Lampits Hill, Social Club. St Mary’s Church is about a 5 minute walk heading south along Church Road.
c2c also run trains from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Basildon. This is a faster and more frequent service than the service to Stanford le Hope. From Basildon Bus Station take the 100 bus towards Corringham/Grays/Lakeside. Alight at Lampits Hill, Social Club. St Mary’s Church is about a 5 minute walk heading south along Church Road.
Buses run every hour on a Sunday and Bank Holiday. There is a more frequent service Monday to Saturday.