Dear fellow parishioner,

On Tuesday, July 19 the Reverend Max Bayliss will become the 75th incumbent of our historic church at a service to be conducted by the Bishop and Archdeacon. Our Patrons and local dignitaries will be in attendance. Our intention is that everyone connected with the church who wishes to attend this service should receive an invitation and have the chance to be present. If you are reading this email and have not yet received your invitation, kindly send a reply straight away with your name and address and we will get one to you in the post. We need to know the numbers to expect so please act promptly if you would like to be there for this important event in the life of our church.

Max and his wife Alice were able to be with us at Pentecost for the Platinum Jubilee service and party. We had 250 attending this joyful event and raised £2000 for charity in the process.

Our Sunday services continue in their usual pattern throughout July led by our devoted College of Chaplains until Max takes up his office.

We look forward to welcoming you in church in the course of the coming month.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Rees and Edmund Townend Churchwardens

Third Sunday after Trinity (3rd July)

Readings: PC: Galatians. 6.1-16 Luke 10.1-11 and 16-20

Evensong: Deuteronomy 24.10-end Acts 28.1-16

8.00am Holy Communion Revd George Meyrick

10.00am Family Service Mrs Naomi Leveson-Gower Story No: 286 The Lost Sheep

11.00am Parish Communion Revd Alan Boddy

Setting Mozart Missa brevis in D

Communion Croce O sacrum convivium

Guerrero Ibant Apostoli

Voluntary Mozart Allegro in F, K594

6.00pm Evensong Lay Reader John Watherston

Fourth Sunday after Trinity (10th July)

Readings: Deuteronomy 28.1-14 Acts 28.17-end

8.00am Holy Communion Revd David Bell

10.00am Family Service Revd David Bell & Mrs Naomi Leveson-Gower Story No: 287 The Lost Coin

11.00am Mattins Revd David Bell

6.00pm Evensong Lay Reader John Watherston


19 July at 7pm: Installation and Induction of Revd Max Bayliss at Chelsea Old Church

The church will continue to be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm for private prayer, or by appointment.

The office can be contacted on or 020 7795 1019

Anchor Magazine

A platinum jubilee commemorative edition of The Anchor available here

Winter 2021, see here

Spring & Summer 2021, see here

Winter edition out here. 2020 Spring & Summer, see here to view.

Platinum Jubilee Party June 5th

Choristers rehearsing for Family Service

The same view as above but in April 1941 after Blitz

In the churchyard

Chelsea Old Church Library Time Machine

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

Courtesy Getty images