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 three times a month, twice in the morning and once for our new Gospel Vespers 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.
Our service times are:
1st Sunday of the month: 9.30am
2nd Sunday of the month: 7.30pm, Gospel Vespers
3rd Sunday of the month: 11am (usually parade service)