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Visit to Chelsea in London on Thursday 3rd October 2019

Thursday 3 October 2019

We will begin the day at Chelsea Old Church. There has probably been a church here ever since Christianity came to England but most people will know it as Thomas More’s church. It is truly a history book built of stone. Every monument, memorial, piece of glass, book or tapestry tells part of the story of this first parish church in the village of Chelsea. The Verger will talk to us in the church and then I have asked Meg Ryder to take us on a guided walk through Chelsea Old Town. Anyone who came on the Tower of London day will know how knowledgeable she is. Our route will take us through the attractive back streets of Chelsea and we will end up at St. Luke’s Church in Sydney Street in time for lunch in the excellent church café. Following this, the Revd Brian Leathard, Rector of St. Luke’s, will meet us and give a talk about the church from its beginnings in 1818 when it was built as the principal parish church in Chelsea.

After lunch there will be another fifteen minute walk to Holy Trinity in Sloane Street. We will have a full guided tour of the church and a short talk about its history followed by refreshments. I am hoping it will also be possible to end the day with a short service.

To apply to this visit, please see the Members Tab at the top and select Future Visits. There you will find an application form to download, print out and send by post or by email to Amanda Ponsonby.

Talk on the British Pilgrimage Trust on Tuesday 8th October 2019

Tuesday 8 October 2019

THE PILGRIMAGE REVIVAL – A Talk introducing the British Pilgrimage Trust will be held on Tuesday 8th October at 6.30pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Cadogan Street, London SW3 2QR.

The British Pilgrimage Trust has rediscovered many of Britain’s great pilgrimage routes. William Parsons, Co-Founder of the BPT will be outlining his vision for the revival of pilgrimages in our modern times. The Rectory Society is very excited to be in the process of planning a guided walk, in 2020, along a small section of a recently rediscovered route: the 250 mile pilgrimage from Southampton to Canterbury. Come along to find out more at our talk in London.

The Talk will take place on 8th October 2019 at 6.30pm at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea, London  SW3 2QR, by kind permission of Father Shaun Middleton. It will begin at 6.30pm and last for about an hour, with refreshments served afterwards.  There is no charge to members or their guests for this event but if you would like to attend we need to know numbers so do email me, Alison Everington at .   Or if you prefer to fill in a form, which will have all the details on it, the application form can be downloaded/printed out at home.  It is in the Members Area of this website.   Just click on the Members Tab above, put in your password, (if forgotten please email, select Future Visits and click on the application form link provided.

We look forward to seeing you and any guests!