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.

The Vicar's Eastertide Epistle 24 at Vicar's Epistle 

Tuesday, Wednesday (18 & 19 June)

9.00am Private Prayer

Thursday (20th June) 

8.00 am  Holy Communion  Rev Max Bayliss

Sunday (23rd June) Fourth Sunday after Trinity

8.00am   Holy Communion Rev Max Bayliss, preacher Rev David Bell

10.00am Family Service Rev Rev Max Bayliss & Naomi Leveson-Gower    Story no 287 The Lost Coin

11.00am Mattins                 Rev Max Bayliss, preacher Rev David Bell

Introit:         Ord Adam lay ybounden                       Psalm: 85: 7-13

Benedictus: Ireland in F                                          Chant: 3/C

Anthem:      Macmillan They that go down to the sea    Hymns: 258(t.502), 537, 413

Voluntary:   J.S. Bach arr. Dupré Sinfonia from Cantata No 29

Readings:          Genesis 3.1-11        Corinthians 15. 2-28 

5.30pm Organ Recital by Jeremiah Stephenson - see poster

Byrd, Sweelinck, Buxtehude, J.S. Bach/Vivaldi 

6.00pm Choral Evensong for Thomas More at which our guest preacher will be The Reverend Canon Roger Hall MBE from The Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London.

Introit:         Tallis O nata lux

Responses: Byrd                                                Psalm: 115: 1-9

Canticles:    Bevan Magnificat octavi toni

                    Howells Latin Nunc Dimittis

Anthem:      White Christe qui lux es et dies      Hymns: 557 (t.504), 21, 14

Voluntary:   John Bull Bull’s Goodnight

Readings:       2 Corinthians 5.1-10       St Mathew 9.14-17


Sunday 30th June at 12.30pm: The next Parish Lunch will be held 

Please sign up in the Porch or email Sophie in the Parish Office. Please note, that the deadline for cancellation is Thursday 27th June or there will be charge of £15.

See latest Anchor magazine - Easter 2024 here

All the usual contributors plus poet RS Thomas, Rev'd James Robinson rural dean and John Simpson, BBC World Affairs Editor, plus farewell from Hallie Swanson retiring Anchor editor.



The Church, Old Church Street SW3 5DQ, 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, 64 Cheyne Walk SW3 5LT, portable ramp available at front entrance.

Parish Office: 020 7795 1019  



ORGAN RECITALS 2023/4           Sundays at 5.30pm

September24 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:                    postponed

May 26: no organ recital

June 23:            Jeremiah Stephenson (All Saints, Margaret Street)    


ANCHOR MAGAZINE - view magazines

Out now Easter 2024 here

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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The Memorial of John Griffith-Jones, a long-standing member and former Churchwarden of Chelsea Old Church. If there was anyone from the parish would like to view this due to not being able to attend, It will be available for a year, so can be viewed at any time to suit

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

Churches are stepping up in the UK to take action for nature

'Coronation' at Family Service

The same view as above but in April 1941 after Blitz 

Penny Pocock plant sale raised £694 

Platinum Jubilee Party June 5th 2023

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

Courtesy Getty images