St Michael’s has stood more or less in its current form since the 14th century. It boasts a number of outstanding architectural features including its 70ft tower which can be seen from miles around.
From the top of the tower you can see from the Thames Estuary and North Sea all the way into the heart of the City of London. St Michael’s is truly a parish church servicing the small community of Fobbing from its foundation as a riverside stop on the way to London through to the present age as a village sandwiched between the river and ever expanding industry along the Thames.
Within the parish boundary is the new London Gateway Port. Easily seen from almost the entire parish this port boasts the largest cranes in Europe and can accommodate the largest container ships in the world. As a praying community it is a real reminder of how this tucked-away parish is connected through our faith, history and present-age to the rest of the world.
The worshipping community at Fobbing is small but vibrant with a real commitment to maintaining the pattern of Christian worship that has been at the heart of the community for over 600 years. With both a new port dominating the landscape and local economy, and the formation of the United Benefice of Corringham and Fobbing in more recent years, the parish looks forward to a bright future worshiping God and proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
Coming along the A13 from either direction turn off at the “Five Bells” intersection and follow the signs for “Fobbing.” When you come into the village keep going straight on until you come to the White Lion public house. Keep going straight on and St Michaels is about 100m on the left hand side, Gardner hall is directly in front of you in about 120m with car-parking spaces outside.Sat Nav users postcode SS17 9JP.
By Public Transport
There is no public bus service to Fobbing on Sundays and an infrequent bus service on weekdays (No. 374). Unfortunately this means the only option to those using public transport on a Sunday is to take a Taxi from either Stanford-le-Hope or Basildon railway stations.