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 Passiontide Epistle 24 at Vicar's Epistle 

Tuesday, Wednesday (16 & 17 April)

9.00am Private Prayer

Thursday (18th April) 

8.00 am  Holy Communion    Rev Max Bayliss 

Sunday (21st April) Third Sunday after Easter 

8.00am   Holy Communion   Rev Max Bayliss 

10.00am Family Service       Rev Max Bayliss & Naomi Leveson-Gower      Story no. 288 The Lost Sons

11.00am Mattins                    Rev Max Bayliss

Introit:        Pitoni Cantate Domino

Te Deum:  Byrd short service

Anthem:    Stanford Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

Voluntary: Stanford Prelude on a theme of Orlando Gibbons (Song 34)

Readings:          Acts 4.5-12    St John 10.11-18

12.00pm Please join us for coffee in the Petyt Hall after Mattins.

6.00pm    Evensong.              Rev Max Bayliss


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.

Sunday 28 April: A liturgical performance of Part III of Handel's

Messiah prefaced with JS Bach's cantata Jauchzett Gott in allen Landen BWV51 with a sermon will take place instead of our normal Choral Evensong. 

There will be a drinks reception afterwards in the Petyt Hall. 

Sunday 5 May:

10am – 5pm Penny Pocock’s Plant Sale

10am Family Service Animal Service attended by The Deputy Mayor of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Cllr Dori Schmetterling. Please bring your pet/toy/stick insect/ant along, there will be prizes awarded too!

12.30pm Please sign up in the porch if you would like to attend the Parish Lunch,

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 




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

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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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

Last year's  Animal Service. This year May 5th.

'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