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!
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
10.30 am (with activities for all ages);
6.30 pm (Upper Room)
─ Holy Communion as announced.
12.15 – 12.45 pm (Upper Room)
─ Holy Communion as announced.
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 this month.
Visitors are always welcome amongst us. On arrival, please make yourself known to one of the Stewards or the Minister.
God in the Arts
Noah and the Flood
‘Once upon a time’ is the traditional way to begin a story. In the Bible it might be ‘in the days of’ or ‘it came to pass’: these words intro-duce us to the wealth of stories in Scripture. We read stories about the triumph of good over evil, others that are full of derring-do, and yet others that are heart-rending and poignant. And all of them revolve around colourful individuals. This year we shall be exploring that treasury of stories narrated in the Bible—it might be a patriarch or a king, a mother or a wife, a disciple or an evangelist. We shall see them described in Scripture and also reflected in a painting or sculpture.
We begin this year with Noah and the Flood, vividly described in Genesis and taken up by the Chester Mystery Plays and Britten’s ‘Noye’s Fludde.’ God’s in-tention at the flood is to judge the world and purify it, but to save a remnant. He chooses Noah, a just man, who with his family will be saved to people that renewed the world. Like the other stories, we see human figures caught up in God’s plans, and they abound in the glorious mosaics that decorate the interi-or of the magnificent 12th century cathedral of Monreale, near Palermo in Sicily.
Among the scenes depicted there, one mosaic shows Noah and his family looking out of the ark. The bodies floating in the water are signs of the old sinful world, but Noah is leaning out to welcome back the dove. It bears an olive twig—a sign that the waters have receded. The dove and the olive twig promise a new earth and a new life to faithful Noah, who will preside over that reborn world. January marks a new year for us, and our hopes echo this scene as we pray for our world and a renewed desire for peace and harmony in it. Michael Burgess