Missionary Journeys


After 26 journeys, nearly 300 miles and having visited 175 parishes, on Wednesday 11th September 2019, the Bishop of Chelmsford is hanging up his walking boots. His final walk will not only return to the general location of the first walk but end at his “home church” of St Margaret, Leigh-on-Sea.

On his final journey Bishop Stephen will be sent off, after an 8am Prayer Breakfast, from Great Wakering: St Nicholas for a walk to Shoeburyness station. After meeting any fellow walkers on the 8:57am arrival (7:56am departure from London, Fenchurch street) the walk will take in the centre of Southend before heading further west to Leigh-on-Sea. The journey should end around 4pm.

A map of the journey can be found by clicking on the image below.



  1. The route may be altered on the day if events require it. Unless you are part of a party meeting Bishop Stephen at a parish boundary etc please join the journey at a church

2) If you do take par in this journey please note it is not an organised journey and you should read the requirements at this page

If you wish to join Bishop Stephen for all, or part, of the journey please e-mail


Parishes to be visited:

Great Wakering: St Nicholas    08:00 – 08:20
South Shoebury: St Andrew w St Peter 09:27 09:47
Thorpe Bay: St Augustine 10:15 10:35
Southchurch: Christ Church 10:54 11:14
Prittlewell: All Saints 12:00 12:15
Westcliff-on-Sea: St Saviour 12:48 13:33
Westcliff-on-Sea: St Michael 13:52 14:07
Leigh: St Clement 14:19 14:34
Leigh-on-Sea: St Margaret 14:57 15:45

Note Arrival times are approx.’ (and Bishop Stephen may arrive earlier), departure times are fixed.

Railway Timetable

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