St Mary the Virgin Church, Bulphan

St. Mary the Virgin is the parish church for Bulphan and part of the Parish of Horndon, Orsett and Bulphan.

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Open Church

Open Church is held every Monday and Thursday morning from 10am until noon and  the Church is open for private prayer. On a Monday morning we offer free tea or coffee and biscuits for visitors, in a relaxed and peaceful setting.


The Church of St. Mary the Virgin stands towards the far end of the main village of Bulphan. The walls are of limestone and flint-rubble, modern brick and timber-framing. The Chancel, Nave, Belfry and South Porch are apparently of late 15th-century date but the church was very considerably repaired and partly re-built in the 19th century when the Vestry was added and the external walls were refaced so that little of the earlier building remains.