First time here? Welcome to Estuary Elim Online!

Welcome to Estuary Elim,
we are glad you are here.

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you will enjoy learning a little about us.

Estuary Elim Church is one church in multiple locations, with regular in-person services and activities at Ashingdon and Rayleigh; and Online via YouTube and Zoom.

We are a group of people responding to the love of God and the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Our in-person and online services are lively with contemporary music, worship and preaching and teaching relevant to the 21st century.

Whether you are new to church, someone with questions, or a committed Christian, we want to serve you and help you discover and fulfil God's purpose for your life.

If you would like to email or talk to one of the team, please email your contact details to and we will get back to you.

May your time with us today be blessed and we look forward to your next visit.


Rev. Dr. Dean Courtier
Pastor, Estuary Elim Church

A quick intro to Elim

The Elim Pentecostal Movement

George Jeffreys founded Elim in 1915, in Monaghan, Ireland, and since then the Movement has grown to around 660 churches in the UK and Ireland, and almost 10,000 worldwide.



During the journey from their cruel bondage in Egypt to the freedom of the Promised Land, the Israelites, exhausted and dispirited came upon an oasis called Elim in the Bible.

Exodus 15:27 says: Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water. It would have been a place of shelter and refreshment in the wilderness.

Life can sometimes seem like a wilderness, we hope our church can be an oasis on your journey.



The name comes from the account in the Bible in Acts 2 when the apostles were visited by the Holy Spirit during the feast of Pentecost.

We believe the power and presence of God is as real and relevant today as it was in Biblical times. God has not changed. We believe that God longs to transform lives, heal bodies, and give new direction.