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 (21 & 22 May)

9.00am Private Prayer

Thursday (23rd May) 

8.00 am  Holy Communion  Rev Max Bayliss 

Sunday (26th May) Trinity Sunday

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

10.00am Family Service     Rev Max Bayliss & Naomi Leveson-Gower    Story no 290 The Man with a Lot of Money

11.00am Mattins             Rev Max Bayliss, Preacher Rev David Bell

Introit:         Dufay O lux beata Trinitas                Psalm: 29

Te Deum:    Ireland in F                          Chant: 4/Jubilate

Anthem:      Tchaikovsky Hymn to the Trinity       Hymns: 202, 426, 267

Voluntary:   J.S. Bach Prelude in E flat, BWV 552i 

Readings:           Isaiah 6.1-8                        St John 3. 1-17 

6.00pm  Choral Evensong.  Rev Max Bayliss. Our guest preacher at Choral Evensong is Baxter McRolston, Curate at St Luke’s & Christ Church, Chelsea

Introit:         Sheppard Libera nos               Psalm: 104: 1-10
Responses:  Shephard
Canticles:    Stanford in A
Anthem:      Stainer I saw the Lord                    Hymns: 474, 417, 203
Voluntary:   J.S. Bach Fugue in E flat, BWV 552ii

Readings:        Ezekiel 1.4-10, 22-28a        St Mark 1.1-13


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.


Thursday 30th May, 7.30pm in Petyt Hall Chelsea Old Church is hosting a wine tasting event. We are lucky to have Christian Seely leading us through a selection of Bordeaux (including Pichon Baron’s Grand Vin 2020 and Chateau Suduiraut’s Gran Vin Liquoreux 2005). Tickets are limited - please get in touch with Sophie at to reserve a spot (minimum donation £75 per person)

Sunday 2 June: Parish Communion with Confirmation by The Rt Revd Dr Ric Thorpe, The Bishop of Islington.

If you or your child (ideally age 12 and above) would like to seek Confirmation this year, please be in touch with Sophie in the Parish Office. Confirmation is a sacrament that deepens your commitment to Christ and allows one to partake in Holy Communion.



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  



ORGAN RECITALS 2023/4           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:                    postponed

May 26: no organ recital

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


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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

Holy Trinity music next week

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

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

Courtesy Getty images