Inside the Hilltop building
Inside the Hilltop building


The Bridgwater Drive Church LEP together with St. Peter’s Church and Saint Stephen’s are now part of the LifeStreams group of Churches.

This process is involving a new way of thinking about how we can be God’s people in this place.

For this reason, in the next few months, the websites of the three churches will be combined into one new LifeStreams’ website. This website will cease to exist, but will automatically link to the new site.

The same will happen to our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed.

This is an exciting new start and we hope you will support us by liking and following the new pages.

This is the home page for The Bridgwater Drive Church.

As the name suggests we are a church on the Bridgwater Drive, in Westcliff-on-Sea.

More about our history can be found on “Our History” page.

We are pleased to be able to announce that Revd. Colin Baldwin has been appointed Priest in Charge of St. Peter’s Westcliff with St. Cedd and the Saints of Essex (the full title of the joint benefice) “in plurality” with his current post of Priest in Charge of St. Stephen Prittlewell.

He said, “I shall be delighted, following the celebration of resurrection and new life at Easter, to begin to work with the people of St. Peter’s and The Bridgwater Drive Churches, alongside Saint Stephen’s. Together, we can build on what has gone before, whilst making a fresh start, with new impetus to restore broken lives, refresh the tired and lonely, renew a spirit of community.

I believe there is a bright and positive future where the Christian faith again becomes a real and important part of community life, not just in church buildings but at the children’s centres, schools, homes, hospital, airport, other places of work leisure and social spaces.

There are plenty of challenges ahead; developing and adapting our buildings to suit current and proposed usage; encouraging people to explore an authentic relationship with God; supporting pastorally and loving all people however old or young whatever circumstances in which they find themselves.”