Services

Dear fellow Parishioner,

For the first time in a great many years, we managed to ring the church bells on Christmas Day. Our aim is to ring regularly on Sundays and build our own band. Bede and Georgie Northcote have been teaching bell ringing to two trainee ringers throughout the autumn. These training evenings restart on Monday 10th January at 6.30pm in the Church Tower. We are being ably supported by some wonderful ringers from the Middlesex Guild and would welcome anyone else who is interested in finding out about bell ringing. Children are welcome over the age of 13 accompanied by their parents. Please email bede@northcote.co.uk if you would like to come along.

On Sunday 30th January there will be a special choral evensong at 6pm to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of her Majesty the Queen. Our Director of Music Andrew Macmillan has promised a musical feast. We commend the occasion to your diaries.

This comes with every good wish to you for a happy and healthy New Year.


Yours faithfully

Christopher Rees Bede Northcote Churchwardens


Fourth Sunday of Epiphany (30th January)

Readings: 1 Cor. 13, Luke 2.22-40

8.00am Holy Communion Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie

10.00am Family Service Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie & Mrs Naomi Leveson-Gower Story No. 293 You are God's Messiah

11.00am Mattins Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie

Introit Durufle Ubi caritas

Jubilate Child in D

Anthem Wesley Blessed be the God and Father

Voluntary Hollins A trumpet minuet

5.30pm Organ Recital Andrew Macmillan

6.00pm Evensong Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie

Fifth Sunday of Epiphany (6th February)

Readings: 1 Corinthians15.1-11 Luke 5. 1-11.

8.00am Holy Communion Revd David Bell

10.00am Family Service Revd David Bell & Mrs Naomi Leveson-Gower Story No. 255 Wine for the wedding

11.00am Mattins Revd David Bell

6.00pm Evensong Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie


Dates for your Diary

30 January: 5.30pm Organ Recital and 6.00pm Choral Evensong,

Director of Music Andrew Macmillan will give a recital of music played at HM The Queen's coronation including Walton's Crown Imperial, Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Greensleeves and Holst's Jupiter (The Planets). Choral Evensong will also feature music associated with the monarch in celebration of the forthcoming 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

Refreshments will be served afterwards


The church will continue to be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 pm for private prayer.


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

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Choristers rehearsing for Family Service

Battersea Bridge Peter de Wint 1784-1849

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