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.

Vicar's Epistle All Saints' '23 at Vicar's Epistle   

Tuesday Wednesday (28th & 29th November)

9.00 - 10.00am Private Prayer

Thursday (30th November)

8.00am   Holy Communion    Rev Max Bayliss

First Sunday in Advent (3rd December)

8.00am   Holy Communion   Rev Max Bayliss

10.00am Family Service        Rev Max Bayliss & Mrs. Naomi Leveson-Gower       Story no. 240: Journey to the Hills

11.00am  Mattins                      Rev Max Bayliss

 Readings:   Isaiah 64.1-9   St Mark 13. 24-end

12.30pm Christmas Parish Lunch       

6.00pm    Advent Carols        Rev Max Bayliss

We kick off this season of anticipation as we look to the coming of Emmanuel, God with us, at Christmas.                                                                            



Sunday 3 December, 6pm     Advent Carols

We kick off this season of anticipation as we look to the coming of Emmanuel, God with us, at Christmas.

Sunday 17 December, 6pm   Nine Lessons and Carols

There will be mince pies (thanks to the generosity of our friends at Auriens) and fizz  served in the Petyt Hall afterward.

Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December

8am     Holy Communion

11am   Mattins

4.30pm   Christingle Service

11.30pm First Communion of Christmas (Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day –  Monday 25 December

10.00am  Family Service

11.00am  Mattins

 New Year’s Eve - Sunday 31 December 2023

10.00am  Family Service

11.00am  Mattins


Sundays at 5.30pm

September 24 2023: Matthew Jorysz (Westminster Abbey) 

October 29:    Oliver Lallemant (St Stephen's, Dulwich)

January 28:    Richard Gowers (St George's, Hanover Square)

February 25: James Orford (St Paul's, Knightsbridge)

April 28:        Jeremiah Stephenson (All Saints, Margaret Street)

June 23:        Paul Dean (St Michael's, Highgate)


The church will be open from 2pm to 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and by appointment with the Parish Office

Parish Office: 020 7795 1019 Email: 




We are looking for volunteers for the 6pm Evensong services to act as a sidesperson and or reader. The duties of a sidesperson include welcoming people as they arrive, handing out the books, and taking the collection plates around during the offertory.

Please contact the Parish Office by email at if you feel so-called


Coronation Issue 2023 available here 

Winter 2022 edition available here

A Platinum Jubilee commemorative edition of The Anchor  here

Winter 2021 here Spring & Summer 2021, see here

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

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

Choristers rehearsing for 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