Welcome to Chapel Field Road


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!


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 during November 2015.


Sunday 22 November 2015: Christ the King

Introit: Lift high your heads ─ Words:  From Psalm 24; Music: Jeremiah Clarke
Anthem: Maranatha, alleluia! ─ Words: John Brownlie; Music: David Ogden
Morning Bible readings: Mark 13: 1-8; Hebrews 10: 11-14, 19-25

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

6.30 pm
Service arranged by the Stewards
Worship in the Upper Room

Sunday 29 November: Advent Sunday

10.30 am
Revd Catherine Hutton
All Age Worship
Join us for refreshments after the service, upstairs in the Hall – there is a lift

6.30 pm
Revd Catherine Hutton
Worship in the Upper Room


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:
Amid the hectic, busy lives we lead, many people fall under the control of ‘the hurry syndrome.’ We have to do ‘A’ as soon as possible, and we have to get to ‘B’ as soon as possible. And along the way we have phone calls to make, emails to open, and Facebook and twitter and all the social media to check. It means that we often go through the world without giving the world a second glance. This year in these articles we are going to pause, and, as the poet says, ‘stand and stare.’ Each month we shall be looking at a painting that celebrates the wonder, the joy, the mystery, and the marvel of the created world in which we live.


Wall Painting of Pompeii


Each month we have explored how art celebrates the wonder of our world—the seasons, the elements, animals and fish, flowers and fruit.  They manifest the glory of God the creator.  Irenaeus, the 2nd century theologian, went further and wrote that ‘the glory of God is a living person.’  He was echoing Psalm 8.  ‘What are human beings that you are mindful of them…you have crowned them and put all things under their feet.’

Yes, the universe teaches of God the creator, but in becoming one of us, the Son of God has put human beings above all creation.

The nobility of that vision is captured in this 1st century wall painting from Pompeii showing Neo and his wife.  They lived at a time when St Paul was preaching and the gospels were being written.  We don’t know if those events made an impact on their lives.  But we do know that St Paul was executed around AD 67, and just twelve years later this couple were victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Their almond shaped eyes are like windows into their souls.  We sense the beauty but also the fragility.  They tell us that life is a gift to be cherished precisely because it is so easily taken from us.  Neo’s intense eyes look at us, while his wife looks beyond into the distance.  She has the eyes of hopes and dreams that were cruelly shattered by the volcano.

Living men and women, like this couple, are tokens of the wonder of creation, but they also tell us of the transience of that very gift of life.  ‘Where can we place our hope?’ we ask ourselves.  The Feasts of All Saints and All Souls tell us that the end of life here is a door opening into a greater glory and a brighter light.  There is wonder and beauty in life here, and with the eyes of faith we can look beyond to glimpse the wonder of eternity.

Michael Burgess