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St Nicholas, Church Street

St Nicholas, Church Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3DS View on map

Built in the 1800s as a garrison church. Standing on the site of a chapel founded c1210 by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. The spire and tower are still used as navigational aids. The captain of the Mayflower, Christopher Jones (b1570) was married here.


Opening Arrangements

Easter - mid October: Monday 9.30 - 11am; Saturday 9.30am - 11am. The church may occasionally be locked. Key holder details displayed on noticeboard.


Church Street located between station and quayside. Rail: Harwich Town (400 yards). Bus: routes 103, 104 (from Colchester), 3, 4 (from Clacton). Bus terminus at railway station.

Parking Spaces


On-street parking limited. Pay & Display car parks on quay and behind church.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes