Chelsea Old Church is an Anglican parish in the Diocese of London which has been serving God on the Chelsea Embankment for over 700 years. Our worship is conducted according to the Book of Common Prayer, with readings from the King James Version of the Bible, and music enhanced by our professional choir. In our worship, attention to God's word, and communal life together we hope to be drawn deeper into the heart and mind of Jesus Christ. Whether you are new, with us every week, or if you can only come from time to time, we look forward to welcoming you through our doors soon.

Vicar's Epistle All Saints' '23 at Vicar's Epistle 

Tuesday & Wednesday (27 & 28February)

9.00 - 10.00am Private Prayer

Thursday (29th February)

8.00am   Holy Communion  Rev Max Bayliss

Sunday (3rd March) Third Sunday in Lent   

8.00am   Holy Communion Lay Reader Tim Gee to preach

10.00am  Family Service  Rev Max Bayliss & Mrs Naomi Leveson-Gower    Story 291 The Biggest Gift of All

11.00am  Parish Communion  Rev Max Bayliss, Lay Reader Tim Gee to preach

Setting: Wood in the Phrygian mode

Communion: Ford Almighty God which hath me brought

Wesley: Wash me throughly

Voluntary: J.S. Bach Sonata IV: 1st movt. 

Readings:   Exodus 20.1-17     St John 2.13-22

6.00pm   Evensong.                Rev David Bell 



Sunday 24 March: The Sunday next before Easter – PALM SUNDAY

10.30am A joint service of Family and Mattins Congregations with the procession of Donkeys, please meet in Ropers Garden.

6pm Evensong

Monday 25, Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 March: 7pm Compline with Address

Thursday 28 March – MAUNDY THURSDAY:

7pm Holy Communion of the Last Supper with Choir and Address

Friday 29 March – GOOD FRIDAY

10am Family Service

12-3pm The Three Hours by the Cross with Choir

Sunday 31 March – EASTER DAY

8am Holy Communion

10am Family Service

11am Easter Day Communion

6pm Evensong


10am – 5pm Penny Pocock’s Plant Sale

12.30pm Parish Lunch


BELL RINGING Have you ever wanted to ring the bells here at Chelsea Old Church?

We are keen to teach new ringers and are building up to have regular ringing on Sundays. If you would like to try, please come on Monday evening. We meet from 6.30pm and finish by 8.00pm.

If you have any questions call or email Bede ( or 07971 224732). If you do come and the door is shut, please ring Bede on 07971 224732

If you are under 18 you have to be over 14 and accompanied by a parent.


The church will be open from 2pm to 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and by appointment with the Parish Office.

ACCESS:  Step free access to Church and Petyt Hall via gate at rear of Church in Cheyne Walk, portable ramp available at front entrance.

PARISH OFFICE: 020 7795 1019 




Sundays at 5.30pm

September 24 2023: Matthew Jorysz (Westminster Abbey) 

October 29:              Oliver Lallemant (St Stephen's, Dulwich)

January 28 2024:     Richard Gowers (St George's, Hanover Square)

February 25:            James Orford (St Paul's, Knightsbridge)

April 28:                   Jeremiah Stephenson (All Saints, Margaret Street)

June 23:                   Paul Dean (St Michael's, Highgate)


ANCHOR MAGAZINE - view magazines

Winter 2023-24 here

Coronation Issue 2023 here

Winter 2022-23 here

Platinum Jubilee commemorative edition here

Winter 2021 here 

Spring & Summer 2021 here

Winter 2020-21 here

Spring & Summer 2020 here 

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In a few churches (Chelsea Old Church is an example) there has survived some, though not all, of that indescribable, winning charm which makes one feel at once at home and happy The Parson’s Handbook by Percy Deamer

'Coronation' at Family Service

The same view as above but in April 1941 after Blitz 

Platinum Jubilee Party June 5th

No need for masks, london transport military band 1943 in what is now Roper's Garden, church ruins in background.

Courtesy Getty images