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!

 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 February 2016.

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Sunday 7 February 2016: Education Sunday

Morning Bible reading : Mark 4: 35-41
Introit: Come, thou fount of every blessing ─ Music: Chrétien Bost; Words: StF 494
Anthem: Lord, give me faith ─ Music: Robson; Words: Oxenham

10.30 am
Revd Catherine Hutton
Service of Holy Communion

4.00 pm
Circuit Service at Hethersett Methodist Church

No evening service at Chapel Field Road

Sunday 14 February 2016

10.30 am
Revd Catherine Hutton
Join us for refreshments and the Traidcraft Stall after the service upstairs in the Hall – there is a lift

5.00 pm
Youth Group at the Church

6.30 pm
Wayne Hudson
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.


God in the Arts

He gave us eyes to see them:

February 2016
The Font, St George’s Church, Anstey
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Last month we stood at the doorway of a church in West Yorkshire.  Open the door of that church or any church and the first thing to greet your eyes is the font.  It marks the beginning of Christian life in the church.  Many fonts have fine carvings of the seven sacraments that nourish the Christian.  Others are octagonal in shape: a reminder of Noah and his seven family members saved in the ark from the Flood.

This month’s font is a symbol of the ship sailing the seas of life.  It is in St George’s Church, Anstey, in Hertfordshire.  Around the font are carved mermen—mythical, pagan creatures that belong to a pre-Christian age which the newly baptised is called on to renounce.  When it was carved in the 11th-12th centuries, baptism occurred within eight days of birth.  Babies would be immersed three times into the waters of the font; dying to the old life symbolised by the mermen, and rising to new life, to be clothed in a white robe and given a lighted candle as a guide through life.  They would then grow up in the church, moving from that west end through the upturned boat of the nave to the altar at the east end.

That movement is a sign of the pilgrimage we are all called to make.  Like a journey on the seas of this world, we may sail through tranquil waters and peaceful days.  There may be times when the skies are cloudy and the waters stormy.  Martin Luther, when he was faced by struggles like that in his life, would say the words ‘I am baptised’ to strengthen and reassure himself.  ‘I am baptised’ we can say as we travel in faith, knowing that there is always a light to guide and a goal that is sure and eternal.

Michael Burgess