Services

Dear fellow parishioner,

Welcome to Chelsea Old Church, and a very warm welcome to our new Vicar, the Reverend Max Bayliss, who was instituted and inducted on 19 July 2022 as Vicar of the Parish of All Saints, Chelsea, and will be leading our services.


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.

We look forward to welcoming you in church.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Rees and Edmund Townend Churchwardens


Thursday 11th August

8.00 am Holy Communion

Ninth Sunday after Trinity (14th August)

8.00am Holy Communion Revd Max Bayliss

11.00am Mattins Revd Max Bayliss

1st Lesson: 1 Corinthians 10.1-13 2nd Lesson: St. Luke 16.1-9

6.00pm Evensong Revd Max Bayliss

1st Lesson: Isaiah 28.9-22 2nd Lesson: 2 Corinthians 8.1-9

Music List - August 2022



Sunday 14th August – Trinity 9

11.00am Mattins

Introit: Tallis O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace

Psalm: 72 Chant: 1/A

Jubilate: Purcell in B flat

Anthem: Victoria Ave Maria

Voluntary: Reger Toccata in D minor

Hymns: 385, 598 (t. ii), 530

6.00pm Evensong

Psalm: 73: 1-3, 20-end

Canticles: Set B

Hymns: 401, 605 (omit * / t. 416ii), 15


Sunday 21st August – Trinity 10

11.00am Mattins

Introit: Mudd Let thy merciful ears

Psalm: 105: 1-10 Chant: 2/B

Benedictus: Tallis Fauxbourdon mode vii

Anthem: Tomkins O pray for the peace of Jerusalem

Voluntary: Lefebure-Wely Sortie in B flat

Hymns: 416 (t.ii), 191, 585 (omit *)

6.00pm Evensong

Psalm: 106: 1-8, 44-46

Canticles: Set C

Hymns: 475, 385, 18


Sunday 28th August – Trinity 11

11.00am Mattins

Introit: Hilton Lord, for thy tender mercies’ sake

Psalm: 133 & 134 Chant: 3/C

Te Deum: Boyce in A

Anthem: Gibbons Almighty and everlasting God

Voluntary: Guilmant Grand choeur alla Handel

Hymns: 174, 98, 423

6.00pm Evensong

Psalm: 137

Canticles: Set D

Hymns: 362, 308, 591


Readers Rota August 2022

August 14th: Mary Howell

21st: Jennie Robertson

28th: Edmund Townend


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 office@chelseaoldchurch.org.uk or 020 7795 1019

Anchor Magazine

A platinum jubilee commemorative edition of The Anchor available here

Winter 2021 here Spring & Summer 2021, see here

Winter 2020 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

Cheyne monument close up

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

Courtesy Getty images