Welcome to Chapel Field Road

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In the name of Christ we offer a warm welcome and encouragement in your Christian journey.

Welcome to a friendly, active church with a membership of 204, from various backgrounds and countries, and of all ages.

Come and join us!

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 Great musical opportunity

at Chapel Field Road Methodist Church!

Are you a dynamic person with a strong Christian faith who could lead and develop our music?

We have a strong musical tradition and a well-established adult choir. We need someone to play traditional and contemporary hymns and songs at our morning services.

We have a pipe organ and a grand piano.  We want to build up music with children and young people.

You would need to accompany the choir or accompany/direct at rehearsals on Friday evenings.  You can even conduct our Christmas orchestra!

 We have relief organists and the choir does not sing in August.

Remuneration and leave by agreement.

 Please get in touch with our minister
Rev. Catherine Hutton 01603 452086
catherine.hutton@methodist.org.uk

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Worship

Sundays:
10.30 am (with activities for all ages);
6.30 pm (Upper Room)
─  Holy Communion as announced.

Wednesdays:
12.15 – 12.45 pm (Upper Room)
─  Holy Communion as announced.

Thursdays:

1.00-1.30 pm Prayers for healing (Upper Room);
6.00 pm Service in Swahili on alternate weeks (Upper Room). 

Check here for details of the Sunday Worship Services during June 2016.

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Morning Bible readings: 1 Kings 19: 15, 16, 19-21; Luke 9: 51-62
Introit: Have faith in God, my heart ─ W: Bryn Rees; M: John Wilson; StF 466
Anthem: Come, let us sing  ─ W & M: Keith and Kristyn Getty; StF 2

Sunday 26 June 2016

10.30 am
Geoffrey Best
Join us for refreshments after the service, upstairs in the Hall – there is a lift

5.00 pm
Youth Group at the Church: Revd Catherine Hutton

6.30 pm
David Ingham
Worship in the Upper Room

Sunday 3 July 2016

10.30 am
Revd Catherine Hutton
Service of Holy Communion

6.30 pm
Olu Ogunnowo
Worship in the Upper Room

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Visitors are always welcome amongst us.  On arrival, please make yourself known to one of the Stewards or the Minister.

All are welcome in this place.


June 2016

God in the Arts
He gave us eyes to see them ─ Monuments
Monument_01This month as we continue our walk through the church building, we focus on monuments.  George Herbert has a poem on this theme which contrasts the body we see represented in marble, but now consigned to dust, with the soul released to perform its eternal devotions.  Such monuments are often a reminder of the frailty of life and the certainty of death, symbolized by an hour-glass or a skull or classical urns.

In St Cuby’s Church, Duloe in Cornwall there is a fine slate memorial of an Elizabethan lady, Anna Coffyn, depicted in a richly embroidered dress with gloves and a prayer book, ready for church.  Underneath are the skull and crossbones, a memento mori, a reminder that death has visited even this elegant lady.  That sign of death can come as a shock to us when we are committed so much to living and getting the most out of life today.  Death intrudes violently into the world we would like.

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But in St Bartholomew’s Church, Much Marcle in Herefordshire, there is a monument that tells us something of the serenity of death.  It is the effigy of Blanche Mortimer, who died in 1347.  The church is filled with superb monuments, but this one has its own distinct and moving beauty.  The carving of her dress shows buttoned sleeves and a wimple, while one hand holds a rosary.  She impresses us with her loveliness even in the midst of death.

Leonardo da Vinci wrote: ‘while I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.’  As we dedicate ourselves to God in this life, we can trust with Blanche Mortimer in the 14th century that His will is for us to be with him for ever.  This life is not just our preparation for death: it is our schooling for heaven, and life in heaven means life with God.

 Michael Burgess