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
Miriam and Moses by Simeon Solomon
One of the first stories that impressed me at Sunday School was about Moses as a baby placed in a basket into the river Nile and rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter. Moses grew up to become a great leader of God’s people in the Exodus. But there was one person whose courage and ingenuity was vital in his survival as a baby—his sister Miriam. She is there with her mother in this tender scene painted by Simeon Solomon, the Pre-Raphaelite artist, in 1860. Jochabed cradles her son, and Miriam looks on with care and concern as she holds the basket that will keep her brother safe. Birds on the window ledge, a potted plant and a lyre provide a gentle background to the drama that will soon unfold.
Like Noah, whom we looked at last month, the story of Miriam is linked to water: helping to save Moses from the waters of the Nile; with the people as the Red Sea parted; and the spring that came up from the earth to give abundant water after her death. All that is still to come when we look at this painting. Here Miriam is about to take her brother and the basket to the Nile to begin the journey that will eventually take God’s people from slavery and oppression to new life in the promised land.
The Exodus is an inspiring pilgrimage of faith and trust, and Miriam played her part in it as a courageous leader of the women. To celebrate, she sang a hymn. ‘Then the prophet Miriam took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. And Miriam sang to them, ‘Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.’’ (Exodus 15). It is a story that can inspire us to sing and even dance when we recall this victory at each Easter.