Christ, Inside and Out
Saint Chad's, Chadwell Heath
Welcome! We are a vibrant church in East London, growing in Christ for Christ.
St Chad's is a multi-ethnic, Bible-centred, community-focused church,
where we seek to pray, worship, make friends, and have fun.
A traditional, quiet, reflective BCP Service, lasts about 1 hour, includes a short sermon. No children's work provided at this service.
A lively contemporary service, family orientated, relaxed, and modern in feel. Children/young people are well catered for by our committed and fun-loving kids teams.
A spoken service, which alternates from week to week between Holy Communion (Royal Room) and Morning Prayer (Prayer Room).
Please note that there is no Morning Prayer at present but only Holy Communion on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday to pack shoeboxes. Our 500+ shoeboxes were collected by Teams4U and are on their way to Moldova, which is located between Romania and Ukraine and is where many children were displaced during the early days of the Russian invasion. Please pray for the children who will receive the boxes.
Congratulations to Christine, who won an award for her work with MCC and the elderly in the community at the ‘London Faith and Belief Community Awards’.
Carol Singing in the Eva Hart (organised by the Chadwell Heath Baptist Church) on Wednesday 13th December,
7-9pm. Please come along and join in, there be a few members of the brass band playing and it should be a fun evening.
Barking and Dagenham Churches Together Carol Service on Thursday 14th December at Jo Richardson School at 6.30pm. We are looking for volunteers to help with stewarding. If you would like to help out, please speak to Martin.
All Christmas services will be taking place in the church hall.
Readers needed: we still need three readers for the Carol Service on 17th December. Please see Pauline.
’Ring Out the Good News’ —Thank you to everybody who knitted, crocheted and sewed bells for this year— we have a total of over 1,600, which is amazing! We plan to put the bells around the town on the evening of Monday 11th
December, weather permitting. Julie will make a decision nearer the time and will make an announcement on Sunday. If we are going out on Monday, we will meet in the hall at 7.30pm.
Pew keepsakes: If you would like a keepsake made from the pews that have been removed from the church, we have some wonderful wooden items that have been made for us and that will be sold to raise money for the church. If you are interested, please see Bob to register your order. You will be able to view the items in church or the office.
Christmas Closing Dates:
Sparkles: last session Monday 11th Dec, reopens Monday 8th Jan 2024
Little Chadders: last session Monday 18th Dec, restarts Monday 8th Jan 2024
Ignite: Last meeting Monday 11th Dec, restarts Monday 8th Jan 2024
Last coffee shop for 2023: Tuesday 12th Dec, re-opens Tuesday 9th Jan 2024
MCC: last session Wednesday 13th Dec, restarts Wednesday 10th Jan 2024
Table Tennis finishes on Wednesday 13th Dec, restarts Wednesday 3rd Jan 2024
Luminate, Elevate and Creche: last sessions on Sunday 17th Dec (Nativity on the 24th), restarts Sunday 14th Jan 2024
Church Office/Hall Bookings: close at 1pm on Friday 22nd Dec, re-opening date tbc
Foodbank donations: We are collecting all non-perishable food items, toiletries and baby items and, if you are able, some festive treats would be particularly welcome! Donations can be brought to the church office any weekday between (10am and 12 noon) or to church.
Parking: Car parking is very restricted from now on as the builders have started working in the church. Parking on side streets is permissible on Sundays, or you can park in Sainsbury's car park for up to three hours.
Confirmation Service: Our Confirmation Service has been postponed until 14th July 2024, due to the delay in the refurbishment of the church. Let us know if you or your children aged 11 or older are interested in being confirmed. Dates for confirmation classes will be announced in the new year.
Volunteers needed: We are always looking for volunteers to participate in Sunday Services; reading, intercessions and serving refreshments after church. If you're available during the week, there are always jobs to be done and we would love your help!
Download our monthly newsletter Chadderbox for more details about our events. December's edition is here.
St Chad's Verse for 2023
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34: v8 (NIVUk)
If you are new to our Church Family, please speak to one of the Welcome Team in church or contact the office and they will provide you with a Welcome Pack giving you information about St. Chad’s. We look forward to meeting you!
God loves a cheerful giver
2 Corinthians 9:7
At St Chad’s Church, we seek to be ‘Christ, inside and out.’ Our regular members know that we need to resource that vision, and our church family contribute to our vision in many ways, one of which is financially.