Comic Relief Craft Morning

Come and join the Craft Club Yarnbombers for a craft morning to raise money for Comic Relief on Sat 25th March. The craft morning will be from 10-12 at the Chapel, and we will have crafts to try out, cakes to eat, tea to be drank and Mollie Makes magazines to be read if you just want to chill. It’s a free event, but donations for Comic Relief welcome.

The Craft Club regularly hold events at the Chapel (picture below) – find out more about them by following on Twitter or Facebook.

Pancake Promises album launch

An afternoon of music and relaxation on 2 April in the lovely downstairs room at The Fishermen’s Chapel. Free entry, families welcome – well, actively encouraged – bring the kids along! There will be live music, DJs, and pancakes! Featuring the following:

Live – Pancake Promises and the tumbledryer babies
DJs – Daryl Easlea and Emma Reed
Beep Beep Pop pop up cafe

1.30pm doors, free entry. Come down, drink some tea/coffee in lovely surroundings with lovely people, with a variety of lovely pancakes!

Pancake Promises is a man in his early 30s from Westcliff on Sea. Having spent the past decade creating music under the pseudonyms Little Penguin and Rainbow Valley. Having tried but failed to crack the music biz, he has now decided to turn his hand to writing jingles for adverts. However, its quite a crowded market, so, armed with his trusty Microsoft Gs Wavetable Midi Synth sounds, he has crafted jingles for products that have not yet been advertised. Today is the launch of his debut album “Advert Songs”, released 3rd April on CD and pay what you want download via Live he presents these jingles, complete with animations, dance moves and pancakes (by way of apology)

Read the full description of the event here, on Facebook.

Christmas at the Chapel


Some dates for your diary in the run up to Christmas:

Lantern Making

Come and join us on Saturday 10 December to make a lantern before the carol singing on Strand Wharf. We’ll be open from 4pm and all materials are provided. Suggested donation: £1 per lantern. Our downstairs cafe will be open serving hot chocolate and treats which you can enjoy at the Chapel or take along to the carols. There’s a Lantern-making poster you can print off to tell other people about this event here.

Midwinter Carol Service

We’re looking forward to being joined by the Famous Potatoes and guests once again for our Midwinter Carols on 18 December. Note the earlier time than usual – 3pm. And do join us for refreshments downstairs afterwards. You can download a printable poster here.

Christmas with the Daisy Bowlers and friends

23rd December, 2pm until 4, with the Daisy Bowlers. This is a ticketed event – tickets (£10) can be bought beforehand From Heather, 07879 232231. Do buy a ticket ahead of time as they may not be available on the door. There will be refreshments provided by Jo of Beep Beep Pop. All the ticket money is going to the family of Conall Riley. Conall is eight years old. He has Ewing’s Sarcoma; a rare and aggressive form of bone and tissue cancer.

Christmas Day Service

25 December, 11am at the Chapel.

Coffee morning with Christian Aid

On Wednesday 30 November we have a special guest at the Chapel coffee morning. Marija Vranešević is a Christian Aid partner who works with refugees in Serbia, and we are very much looking forward to meeting her. As per usual on Wednesdays we will be open from 10 until 12, and coffee and cakes are available on a donation basis.

Printable PDF version of poster


Repainting the downstairs room

We’re currently decorating the downstairs room at the Chapel to make it more pleasant for regular users, a great venue for local people to hire, as well as a space for artists to display their work. This picture shows the former green colour scheme which is being replaced by white with a dash of grey, which should make the room lighter and brighter.

Volunteers are welcome – do let us know if you’d like to wield a paint brush, or come along to our one of our Wednesday morning coffee mornings.

Leigh Folk Festival 2016 at the Chapel

Leigh Folk Festival events at the Fishermen’s Chapel on Friday 24th June and Sunday 26th June

Friday 24th June

Ticket-only event – you can buy tickets here.

The Mudlarks Café Super Choir 8 to 8.30

Stick in the Wheel 8.45 to 9.25

Diamond family Archive Singers Project 10.10 to 11.00

Sunday 26th June

Main Chapel:

Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir vs Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir 11.30-12.30

Nick Jonah Davis 12.40-13.10

Crafting for Foes 13.20-13.50

Woodland Creatures 14.00-14.35

Roshi, feat. Pars Radio 14.50-15.25

The Crying Lion 15.35-16.10

Alasdair Roberts 16.20-17.00

Nick Pynn 17.15-17.55

Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp 18.05-18.40

Jason Steel 18.50-19.30

Fishermen’s Chapel – downstairs hall

Culture as a Dare programme:

Pancake Promises 13.45-14.00

Hypnotique 14.15-14.45

Waterflower 15.05-15.35

Alex Monk 15.55-16.25

Ed Dowie 16.45-17.25

Urthona 17.45-18.25

Coffee Mornings

Our Wednesday morning is now encouraging artists and independent business owners to meet at our pop up coffee morning. Jo serves very fine fresh coffee and home made cakes which appeal to different diets such as gluten free. Guests are invited to bring business cards or products to sell or just to pop in for a chat with like minded people. The mornings we have had so far have attracted people of many different professions such as gardeners, saxophonists, language teachers, life-style assistants, artists, textile artists, potters, musicians, cartoonists, yoga teachers etc. They have been very positive about the mornings, saying they left inspired and with more contacts. I am then promoting their businesses and events on social media.

The coffee morning is still open to children, adults and church members and we will welcome them to join in.

A note from Jo:

We will be hosting the new coffee mornings @ The Fishermen’s Chapel, New Road, Leigh-on-Sea. We’ll be serving gluten free banana bread, fresh coffee, teas and yes THE RETURN OF ELSIE’S FLAPJACKS! 10am-12pm.
We look forward to meeting new friends and catching up with old ones. All within a lovely setting that has local history at its heart, and that special community atmosphere we’ve so been missing!