Christmas 2017 at the Fishermen’s Chapel

Some dates for your diary:

25th November – 11am – 5pm
Our first Christmas Market with wonderful stalls of beautiful handmade gifts for Christmas all by professional local artists. Mulled wine ( non-alcoholic) and mince pies will be handed to you as you come in. Please tell your friends!!

1st December – 2 – 4pm
Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of cake and musical entertainment by The Daisy Bowlers. This is free to attend, however we do pass around a teapot for any donations you are able to give. All the funds collected go to a different local charity each month. Please arrive by 1.45pm to be sure of a seat (downstairs). This month we raised £107 for Fair Havens THANK YOU

3rd December – 9.30am
We will be having our beautiful Communion Service with Rev. Peter Moorhouse. This is a traditional service with Wesley hymns that we all know and love.

9th December 3pm – 4.45pm
Lantern Making for children and adults! Luxury hot chocolate, mulled non alcoholic wine and mince pies served. £1 donation for the lanterns. 4.45pm Lantern procession over to The Strand Wharf for the Carols on the Wharf event.

10 December
Gospel Vespers
6.30pm – a short talk on the amazing history of our beautiful little Chapel.Gospel Vespers,
7 – coffee and cakes served
7.30 – The service begins

17th December
11am – Our Toy Service where we bring an unwrapped toy for children who are less fortunate will be held at The Den ( Sea Scouts in Old Town)
Midwinter Carols Service with members of The Famous Potatoes and Friends. Always a very popular service. Please arrive early for a seat.

23rd December – 2pm – 4.30pm
The Daisy Bowlers Christmas Spectacular featuring the Waterside Choirs and guest soloists. Wonderful refreshments by Cinnamon and Sugar. This is a ticketed event – tickets £10 ( all proceeds to charity)

25th December – 11am
Please join us for a short service on Christmas Day – we would love to see you and be able to wish you and your families every happiness, health and peace for the Christmas period and for the New Year.

Fishermen’s Chapel Christmas Cards

A Christmas version of Dave Walker’s Fisherman’s Chapel cartoon is now available as a Christmas card. The cards are A5 size, printed on thick card, and come with envelopes. Perfect for colouring in!

You can buy the cards at our Wednesday coffee morning or other events at the Chapel. Please get in touch if you’d like some cards but can’t get here in person.


Pack of 6: £5
Single card: £1

Gospel Vespers

The Gospel Vespers service at the Fishermen’s Chapel is an informal service including traditional gospel music from the Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir, along with readings and reflections. We often have the Monday Singers contributing too. Everyone is welcome.

Our next Gospel Vespers services are 12 November and 10 December, and every second Sunday of the month at 7.30pm. Refreshments are served from 7.

We’ve had some great services so far – guests have included Michael Glaysher in May, and The Monday Singers for several months, both of whom were brilliant.

You can still join the choir too – come along on a Tuesday, 7-8pm in the community room.

Music Adventures for 2-4 year olds

Music Adventures for 2-4 year olds.

18 December, 2 – 2.45pm

Learn some Bollywood moves, have a go at the tabla and the sitar, and perform a very special version of jingle bells! NB the weatherman has forecast snow for the inside of the Fishermen’s chapel today……

£6 per child by bank transfer or paypal, please book in advance. for booking or more info (including bank transfer details).

Music Adventures is a new fun and inclusive music group for 2-4 year olds. The children will learn about creating and appreciating music through pretend play and movement, and every session will include an introduction to a new instrument (whereever hygenic and safe the children will be allowed to handle and play the main instrument). There will be dancing, plenty of time to play a wide range of real instruments (NOT JUST SHAKERS), and a trip on the magic carpet to a new theme each session.

Early musical education helps with all areas of life, in particular listening, turn taking, counting, sharing, body awareness, co-ordination, concentration, confidence and self expression. However this is not a classroom situation! We will be being very silly and loud. There will be no wrong answers and the sessions will evolve to suit the character and experience of the children present. Music is a social and joyous thing and this is the main message I wish to pass on.

Payment will be on a session by session basis, not by term, so if your child finds they do not enjoy it or if you would just like to explore their favourite themes there is no pressure or extra cost. I do request advance booking, to control class size.

Children with extra needs are welcomed and the age range is a recommendation, not a rule. This venue is downstairs and we can open the fire doors for wheelchair access. This session will involve dance moves which can be performed seated as well as standing and participation not accuracy is the key! Please let me know when paying if there is anything special which will make it easier for your child to take part.

The latest Facebook event links are here: Crayon Rock Music

We’re open for coffee on Wednesdays

Chapel coffee

The Fishermen’s Chapel is open for coffee every Wednesday from 10 until 12.

We serve fresh coffee, all kinds of interesting teas, and cakes, all for a donation. Everyone is welcome. We particularly enjoy meeting local artists and independents, so do come along and bring some work to show us, and / or a card, and we’ll post a link to you on our Facebook page (which is a good place to find coffee morning and Chapel updates).

The Chapel also wants to encourage people who may need company or some one to talk to to feel welcome here. Perhaps some of you could bring a neighbour or someone you know who would like to come out for coffee? We look forward to seeing you!

The Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir

Looking for something different to do this year? Why not join our new Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir, singing traditional gospel music at the Chapel? Rehearsals will be every Tuesday evening in the downstairs room, 7-8pm. Contact Heather for more details, 07879 232231. There is a new Facebook page for the Gospel Choir here: Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir – Facebook.

We have plans for a new monthly ‘Gospel Vespers’ service from Easter – details to be announced when the choir is up and running.

Come and join in – activities for 2017

Happy New Year from the Fishermen’s Chapel. Here is a list of regular activities for 2017:

Daisy Bowlers fund raising concerts, on the first Friday of each month, 2pm – 4pm, free to attend, collection for a nominated charity.

Wednesday mornings coffee and cakes, 10.00am – 12.00pm, networking opportunity for local entrepreneurs, meeting point for the art and music community, socialising for mum’s, kids and the grey community, re-starting 4th January 2017

Cockleshell Chorus, every Tuesday evening, 8.00pm – 9.30pm. Currently only space for additional male voices, re-starting 10th January 2017, see;

Gospel Choir – new venture, rehearsing every Tuesday evening 7pm – 8pm, starting 10th January 2017, contact Heather 07879 232231

The Craft Club Yarnbombers – meet 3rd Thursday of each month, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, contact thecraftclubyarnbombers [at]

Paul’s Studio photography training sessions, Sundays 26th February, 21st May & 3rd September for ‘Introduction to Photography’ + 11th June & 3rd September for ‘Childrens Portrait Photography’, see charges & full details at

Musical Improvisers Workshops – from 8.00pm on the last Thursday of each month, next session 26th January 2017, contact j9hannon [at] + various concerts through the year

Ellie Petal’s ‘Yoga for Beginners’ – every Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.30pm, contact Ellie 07817 992217

Musical Stories live 10.30-12, Thursday 16 February 2017, £10 per child for families with children aged 2-5 years. To book contact Katharine – 07941 374587, katharine [at]

Sunday morning communion services – first Sunday in the month at 9.30am

Sunday morning worship/Parades with the 3rd Chalkwell Bay Scouts, 11.00am on 3rd Sunday each month – check our web site for details

Sunday evening ‘Gospel Vespers’ – details to be announced when choir tuned up – ‘like’ us on Facebook @thefishermenschapel to keep informed