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!

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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 April 2016.

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Morning Bible reading ─ Mark 7: 14 – 23

 Sunday 1 May 2016: Sixth of Easter

10.30 am
Revd Catherine Hutton
Service of Holy Communion

6.30 pm
Vicki Brown
Worship in the Upper Room

Sunday 8 May 2016: Ascensiontide

10.30 am
Revd Nigel Fox
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: Revd Catherine Hutton

6.30 pm
Katie Finlayson
Worship in the Upper Room

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

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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

April 2016

Wymondham Abbey – the screen at the east end
Wymondham-Abbey‘I am the light of the world,’ our Lord says in St John’s Gospel.  He is the one who can bring sight and insight to those born blind, and vision to those who feel they live in a world of darkness.  In Him is the glory of God and life for all people.  That radiant glory greets those who visit Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk and look down the main aisle to see the wondrous screen at the east end depicting Christ in majesty surrounded by our Lady and the saints.

Ironically, the history of the Abbey in the Middle Ages was one of darkness and conflict, where disagreement severed the harmony of monks and townspeople.  The Abbey was dissolved in the 16th century, but restored to its former glory in the early 20th century.  Ninian Comper began working on the screen in 1922, and it was completed in 1934.

In front of the screen is a large altar with a crucifix and six tall stately candlesticks.  Their lights are signs of Jesus the Light proclaimed by the dazzling central figure on the screen behind.  Originally candlesticks would have stood on the ground before the altar, or lamps were hung above.  In the 14th century candles were placed on the altar.

Aesthetic judgement will vary from person to person, and some may find tall candlesticks like these obtrusive, detracting from the sacrament of the altar.  Whatever their size, when lit they announce that Jesus is the true light, who welcomes everyone to find nourishment and guidance for life’s pilgrimage in communion at that table.  Here at Wymondham Abbey I think the pilgrim visitor will find that the beauty and grace of these altar furnishings complement the great mystery of divine light celebrated in Ninian Comper’s masterpiece.

Michael Burgess