The Fishermen’s Chapel takes its foundation from the first visit of John Wesley to Leigh in 1748. The current building sits just beside the railway line in Old Leigh, across the railway tracks behind The Crooked Billet pub.

The congregation continues to meet for worship four times a month, twice in the morning, and then twice in the evening, for our Gospel service and our new Mindfulness service. In addition we meet for coffee every Wednesday. The church is a vital part of the life of Old Leigh and the congregation enjoys welcoming the Sea Scouts to church parade regularly.

Our minister is Peter Moorhouse, also superintendent of the Southend and Leigh Methodist Circuit, of which the Chapel is a part.

Service times

You’d be very welcome to join us at any of our services. Our current service pattern:

1st Sunday of the month: 9.30am service
2nd Sunday of the month: 7.30pm Gospel Vespers, with the Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir
3rd Sunday of the month: 11am (usually a parade service – but check with us for details as services are sometimes at ‘The Den’)
4th Sunday of the month: 7.15 pm Mindfulness service