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Arrangements for January
Given the high infection rates in London at the moment and guided by the Area Dean, the churchwardens have determined that we should not hold congregational worship for the time being. The Family Service on Sunday 24th January will take place via the Whatsapp group at 10am. John Watherston will be leading Mattins on 31st January.
It will be apparent from these plans that our Vicar David remains unwell. Your continued prayers for his recovery will be appreciated.
There will be no 8 am Communion service and no Evensong during January but the church will continue to be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2 pm for private prayer.

Sunday 24th January - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
8 am        Communion     cancelled
10 am      Family Service WhatsApp group only
11.15 am 
Mattins              cancelled or https://www.pbs.org.uk/churches-and-services/-1 which lists streamed services, also St. Luke's https://www.youtube.com/c/StLukesandChristChurchChelsea  
6 pm        Evensong         cancelled

 Anchor Winter Edition out now here 

Watch Mattins on January 10th here
Watch Parish Communion  on January 3rd here
Watch Christmas day Festive Mattins  here
Watch Christingle YouTube video for the Family Christmas Service available to play here and as we are raising money for The Children’s Society, we have created a link so that you can join us and can donate here

Watch a recording of Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols hereOrder of Service here now you can sing along with the hymns


Watch a recording of Mattins on November 29th here

 Watch a recording of Mattins on November 22nd here

 Watch a recording of Mattins on November 15th here

 Watch a recording of  Act of Remembrance here and order of service  here.

Chelsea Old Church has traditionally donated the whole collection taken on Remembrance Sunday to the Royal British Legion. As we are not able to take a collection in Church this year we hope that those of you who are viewing this service online will donate what you would ordinarily have put into the collection plate on this day directly to the Legion using this link

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

 In common with churches everywhere, Chelsea Old Church is feeling keenly the much reduced income from our weekly collections due to COVID restrictions.

Are you able to help by setting up a standing order with your bank?  This can be monthly, quarterly or annually for an amount of your choosing; every penny will be so gratefully received.

Standing orders and one off donations can be set up easily, please contact Laura Tomlinson, Stewardship Secretary at laura@lauratom.com.

For any queries, please write to Laura Tomlinson at Chelsea Old Church, 64 Cheyne Walk, London SW3 5LT or email laura@lauratom.com

 Thank you very much for your support.           The Reverend Canon David Reindorp TD DL  Vicar

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The office can still be contacted on office@chelseaoldchurch.org.uk or 020 7795 1019

 The Vicar can be contacted on office@chelseaoldchurch.org.uk 

The Church will not be open on Sunday afternoons (1.30-5.30pm) 


Past Sermons from 29 March to 30 August 2020 here

Also videos of Chelsea Old Church services and messages collected together on youtube channel
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On your own, Pray as You Go is a resource for reflection, also available as an app. You can also pray Church of England daily prayer, or download the Daily Prayer app.








 The Church of England has launched a free dial-in worship service to bring prayer to people’s homes while churches are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The national line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the service has been primarily set up to support Britons, especially the elderly, who are unable to join online church services.
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THE CHURCH (before lockdown)
Chelsea Old Church is a parish in the Diocese of London which is part of the Church of England. It is located on the corner of Old Church Street (SW3 5DQ) and the Embankment.
The Parish Office, 64 Cheyne Walk, SW3 5LT, entrance at the back of the Church. Contact from 9.30am.-2.00pm. Tuesday to Friday, 0207 7951019 or office@chelseaoldchurch.org.uk
  
Our services follow the Book of Common Prayer and (apart from the Cromwell period) they have done so since the days of Queen Elizabeth I. Our Bible readings are usually from the Authorised Version.

The Church can also be used for concerts and other similar public events, also Petyt Hall, for more information click here and/or contact the Parish Office.

The Church can be reached by the following forms of transport:
Tube/Train:
Tube: South Kensington (0.7 miles), Gloucester Road (0.9 miles), Sloane Square (0.9 miles) [District and Circle Lines; Piccadilly Line South Ken. and Gloucester Road]. 
Train: West Brompton (1.1 miles) [London Overground], Battersea Park (1.4 miles) [Southern], Queenstown Road Battersea (1.4 miles) [SouthWestern].

Buses:

No 11 Fulham = Liverpool Street - get off at Lower Sloane Street

No 19 Finsbury Park = Battersea - Kings Road

No 22 Piccadilly Circus = Putney Common - Kings Road

No 170 Victoria = Roehampton - Embankment

No 319 Sloane Square = Streatham Hill - Kings Road

No 345 South Kensington = Peckham - Kings Road

Chelsea Old Church on Google Maps:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Chelsea+Old+Church&hl=en&ll=

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Join us and will you also help?

To run the church, contribute to the diocese and help those less fortunate, costs £250,000 a year.  Our only income is what we raise as a congregation. Please help support this very special Church and its work.

You can contribute by: Standing Order - One off donations – GiftAid Envelopes - Legacies - Collections at the Services. Alternatively, please fill in both sections of the form here and return to Chelsea Old Church, 64 Cheyne Walk, London SW3 5LT

If you would like to contribute or help in any other way such as volunteering or fund raising, please contact the Churchwardens through the Parish Office office@chelseaoldchurch.org.uk


Registered Charity
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THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH ALL SAINTS CHELSEA




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On the night of 16/17 April 1941 a parachute landmine fell near by and the blast blew the Tower, at the west end, over onto the Church destroying most of it, but the More Chapel at the east end suffered least damage. Many of the memorials were shattered but were painstakingly pieced together and can now be seen restored in the Church.

An important history of the Church has been published. It is called "Chelsea Old Church, The Church that would not die". It is written by Alan Russet and Tom Pocock and the foreword is by John Simpson CBE, world affairs editor of the BBC. The book is lavishly illustrated and costs £25 and on sale in the Church.

The Church was rebuilt and reconsecrated in 1958, the Vicarage and Petyt House were demolished and replaced with a new Vicarage and Church Hall, called Petyt Hall, opened in 2002. The buildings were designed by another John Simpson - who was also the architect for the picture gallery at Buckingham Palace.

There is a Church in Chelsea, near Boston, Massachusetts, USA dedicated to St. Luke, that was called a daughter church by Rev. W. H. Stewart, a previous incumbent (1916-26). In 1911 a block of stone from Chelsea Old Church was incorporated into the narthex of the Massachusetts Church.
The brass plaque reads: This stone having been consecrated to the service of Almighty God and used for many centuries as part of the Old Church in Chelsea, England which for over two hundred years was dedicated to St. Luke is a gift from the Incumbent of that Church to St. Lukes Church Chelsea Massachusetts 

 

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Chelsea Old Church today

"I have built a great many new churches and restored many old ones, but for
 worship I like the Old Church at Chelsea" - Sir Gilbert Scott (1811-1878).


The Church before the Blitz 

Petyt Hall entrance at Cadogan Gate, Cheyne Walk.

Chelsea Old Church stone incorporated into St Luke, Chelsea MA USA

Brass plaque above the stone 

War damage