Dear fellow Parishioners,
We hope you have enjoyed summer as well as circumstances allowed. Thanks to the hard work of our guest preachers, Readers and musicians worship continued unabated at Chelsea Old Church throughout August with 3 services held each Sunday. Sunday, 5th September began with Holy Communion at 8am (Celebrant Revd Brian Leathard), then we welcomed back our Family Service which began as usual at 10 am and was be led by Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie. Following that Parish Communion at 11 am was celebrated by Revd Alan Boddy and Evensong at 6pm led by Revd David Bell. We think it doubtful that any other church (apart from the cathedrals) could offer such an array of preaching talent on a single day, so we hope that you will be inspired to join us.
David continues his recovery and has now moved to a nice flat in Sloane Street. He is still not 100% so visits to him should only be made by prior arrangement. If you would like to write to him his address will be found on the back of the pew sheet this Sunday. Our search for a new vicar is currently being advertised in Church Times. Interviews are scheduled for the end of October so with a fair wind we should be able to welcome our new Incumbent in February of next year.
Plant Sale on Sunday 3rd October from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in the Courtyard.
Penny Pocock is holding her usual sale. If anyone would like to help please phone
0207 352 2729 or 0777 6236101 and please tell your friends
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
Choristers rehearsing for Family Service