Chappel URC

Chappel United Reformed Church website is hosted by Lion Walk Church

Chappel URC - the chapel at Rose Green

Chappel lies eight miles west of Colchester along the A1124 and is in the heart of the scenic Colne valley. The area is mainly rural. It has become a sought-after place to live and many residents commute to London. Chappel has a primary school, a good pub and restaurant called the Swan and a small Anglican Church built in 1352. The Rector has four parishes in the benefice.

Chappel shares a village hall, general stores and post office and a railway station with Wakes Colne, its neighbour. The population is around five hundred as is Wakes Colne. An impressive railway viaduct spanning the valley is the village’s famous landmark and the East Anglian Railway Museum attracts a lot of visitors.

The United Reformed Church is the only main-stream nonconformist church within a four-mile radius; the nearest URC being six miles away.

The Chapel, as it is affectionately known, takes pride in being friendly and welcoming, a place of joy and witness, where tradition and new ideas mix within the heritage of the Protestant Reformed discipline.

A Coffee & Chat is usually held on the first Wednesday each month from 10.30 to 11.30 am.  Various social activities and fund-raising events take place as arranged. The Congregation has more than doubled in recent years.

Although we have been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, we re-open for regular weekly worship on Sunday 20th September at 6.30 pm.  Holy Communion is on the second Sunday of each month. The services will  be  streamed  live on YouTube here:Service at Chappel URCBaptisms, weddings and funerals are by arrangement with our Minister.

The Chapel premises are available for hire, please contact the Secretary.

For more information about us and a brief history of the Church, Click Here to download Chappel URC Welcome Leaflet

Our hope at Chappel URC


Contacts for Chappel URC:
  e-mail Revd Ken Forbes or Tel: 01206 547920
:  e-mail Anthony Percival  or Tel: 01206 240442

Useful website links:

Chappel Village

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