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 200, 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 November 2016.

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Sunday 27th November Advent Sunday
10.30 am Worship for Advent Sunday. Well Known hymns for Advent. Join us for refreshments after the service, upstairs in the hall.

6.30 pm
Service of Holy Communion in the upper room. Revd Deborah Caulk

 

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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.


November 2016

God in the Arts

‘He gave us eyes to see them’ – the altar 

god-in-the-arts-novemberIn ‘The Temple’ the reader travels through the poems of George Herbert and makes a pilgrimage through the church to arrive final-ly at the altar where Love bids us welcome to make our communion. For the poet and for us, the altar is a sign of Christ: His presence in the sacrament of His body and blood. At the Reformation stone altars gave way to wooden holy tables, but in 1972 a stone altar was created for a London church that was designed not only as a sign of Christ, but as a reminder of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem—the place where Abraham was ready to offer Isaac.

The altar is a focus of offering. Its sculptor was Henry Moore who began his work 300 years after Sir Christopher Wren designed the new church of St Ste-phen, Walbrook in 1672. Neither Wren nor Moore was afraid of innovation and experiment. As a result Wren created one of the most beautiful of Lon-don churches, famous and admired throughout Europe, with its central dome carried on twelve columns. His concern was that in worship all should hear and see, just as Moore’s concern was to show the altar at the heart of the church, and consequently a church that is at the heart of the city.

The placing of that altar led to a lengthy court case in 1987, and opinions may still vary over this marriage of stone and building. But it remains as a focus for offering and worship, just as the church of St Stephen stands nearly 350 years after it was rebuilt. Both take us in faith and prayer to an earlier age when Jesus shared a meal with His disciples in the Upper Room. We rejoice that the same Jesus welcomes us to the Eucharist now at this altar of St Ste-phen and at the altars of all our churches.