Services, Events and Quiet Days

communion chalice and plateHoly Communion

Holy Communion is held at 9.00am every Thursday.

At this service, any prayers left in the Chapel during the previous week are prayed aloud and laid on the altar.

If you have any prayer requests that you want to be included in our service, please contact the Chaplain (email: stpeterschapel@outlook.com).

Also, if you are intending to come to a service, it is a good idea to check with us to confirm that there hasn’t been any last minute cancellation.


Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday we gather at 6.00 am to light the Easter fire and celebrate the dawning of Easter day. We then move into the Chapel for our Eucharist and this is followed by breakfast either at Othona or in the parish church.

For pictures of Easter 2015 click here.


Summer Sunday Evening Services 2017

During July and August, the evening services at Bradwell-on-Sea are held in St Peter's Chapel, at the place where the land meets the sea and the sky comes close. A place where the distance between heaven and earth is tissue thin. All services start at 6.30 pm.

The theme of this year’s services is Music for the Soul where music flows from heaven to the soul.


JULY

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2nd

The Secret Chord with Revd Jonathan Evens and Café Musica and Friends

9th

Evening worship with Lynne Creasy, Harp and Harvey Nightingale, Baritone

16th

Taizé Service

23rd

Evening worship with John Glynn.

John is a singer and a songwriter - A former Roman Catholic Priest in the United Kingdom with a talent that spans the world.

30th

Revd Dr. Jenny Williams. Following the Quiet Day on July 29th Jenny will lead our worship reflecting on the words of the Aramaic Lord’s prayer.

AUGUST


6th

Evening Worship with Canon Ivor Moody – Songs for the Soul

13th

Reflective Worship with Music for Healing led by The Asaph Ensemble
with support from the Asaph Christian Trust

20th

 A service of Music & Healing with Revd Brigid & Laurie Main

27th

Music for the soul. A celebration of the summer evening services

Come at any time and enjoy the deep peace of the running wave, the flowing air and the gentle earth. Come and worship at the oldest church in England, founded by St Cedd in 654. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the peace and beauty of this ancient holy place? Toilets, meeting and refreshment facilities are available at the Othona Community by prior arrangement, Tel 01621 776564.


Services

Carols by Candlelight

Each year, the parish candlelit carol service is held at the Chapel. This year’s service will be held on Sunday 17th December starting at 4:30 pm.


Please remember that there are no facilities at the Chapel - no heating, electricity or toilets. Candles are provided for the service but you may need to bring a torch and warm clothing. It is also advisable to wear ‘sensible’ shoes for this occasion.





April 12th – Holy Week Drop in Day of Prayer


There will be prayer stations throughout the day and worship at 10am, 12pm, and 3pm


May 20th – Day of Pilgrimage 10am – 4pm.

A day to journey to the chapel and spend some time in prayer and reflection
and sharing in worship.


Meet at St Thomas’ Church for coffee and opening worship.
Walk to the chapel where there will be reflections and a prayer walk.
The day will finish with worship .


An opportunity to enjoy worship and fellowship in the midst of God’s creation.

There is no cost for this day. Bring your own lunch.
Tea and coffee will be available at the Othona Community.


July 9th – Harp Concert with afternoon tea


An afternoon concert with Lynne Creasey, Harp and Harvey Nightingale, Baritone.

Tickets £15. Proceeds to Knightswood Day Care Centre.  


July 20th –  22nd Community singing from ‘The Christian Harmony’

This July, singers from the UK and Europe will meet at Othona Bradwell to sing shape note music from The Christian Harmony song book. This is an a cappella community singing tradition from the American South, sung in four voice parts and preserves forms, devices and harmonic tastes that were swept away in Europe as classical choral and sacred music evolved – it has been described as ‘hillbillies singing Renaissance music’.


Like America itself, the words and tunes have historical roots on this side of the Atlantic but many generations of development in the New World have transformed it into something unique and indisputably American. It can trace its roots to a number of places and time periods, including ‘west gallery’ singing in English churches in the eighteenth century and community singing events such as Sheffield carols.


During the day, singers will be using St Peter’s Chapel – please drop in, listen and take part!


On Friday 21 July and Saturday 22 July, from 8 – 9.30am, there will be a singing in the Motley Dining Room at Othona Bradwell. Please come to listen or take part, and stay for some refreshments at the end. The singings are open to all, so do bring children, and free of charge.


If you would like to join the singers for the weekend, which starts with an evening meal at 6.30pm on Thursday 20 July, there are places available, so do contact Othona Bradwell. There is no charge for the teaching or participation, so if you do not require accommodation, there would only be a very modest charge for lunch/dinner – and the food is very good at Othona!


July 29th – Returning to our Roots Revd. Dr. Jenny Williams


A day (retreat) to experience praying and meditation in Aramaic.

During this day we will speak, sing and chant words from the Lord’s Prayer gradually adding simple movements in a devotional manner. There will be times for learning, for reflection in silence, for sharing and there will be space to be on your own as well our togetherness of voice and heart.


Jenny Williams was inspired by living in the Christian community of Taize in France; nurtured by being in an interfaith ashram in India and formed in ministry within an ecumenical Christian healing fellowship. Through the work of Neil Douglas-Klotz (www.abwoon.com) she has worked for twenty years with the Aramaic language that Jesus spoke that has deepened and expanded her own faith journey and now seeks to share with others. She is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and currently is working as a locum and alongside that developing pastoral supervision for ministers and church workers.

Cost £25  Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be available at the Othona Community.


Please book your tickets using the Eventbrite link. Or with me direct.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/returning-to-our-roots-tickets-31637150569

 

August 13th – 3pm at St Thomas’ Church, Bradwell-on-Sea

The “Music for the Soul” Concert


Music to Bless and Refresh given by The Asaph Ensemble with support from the Asaph Christian Trust

Music for Soprano, Trumpets, Strings and Organ including works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel & Haydn

Tickets: £10


Revd Brigid Main

e: stpeterschapel@outlook.com  t: 01621 776438


Bradwell Festival

Our annual Bradwell Festival is held on the first Saturday in July. The festival will run for two days, Saturday and Sunday. Follow this link for further details: Bradwell Festival.


Group Visits

If you would like to arrange a group visit to the Chapel please telephone 01621 776846 or send an email request by clicking here.



Chelmsford Cathedral Choir at Evensong

By the way, if you can't get to any of the planned events, you can still make your own personal pilgrimage, or simply enjoy the space, peace and spirituality of St Peter's. The Chapel is always open for you to visit at any time.

Chelmsford Cathedral Choir last sang Evensong at the Chapel
on 11th June 2016 at 5.15 pm.

Events and Quiet Days