the fishermen's chapel:
diving into faith, surfing culture, fishing for justice
open and generous like the sea
respecting creation and its Creator
keeping an eye to God and an eye to the cultural horizon
providing calm amidst the storms of life
filling our sails with the breath of God
anchoring our hope in Jesus
praying that all will find their way safely home
inviting all to become fishers of women and men
In 2014 New Road Methodist Church was relaunched as The Fishermen's Chapel, a music, arts and community-based mission initiative aiming to connect with the flourishing arts scene in the Leigh and Southend area.
The Fishermen's Chapel is working towards providing:
The opportunity is to help New Road Methodist Church transition from a faithful yet ageing and declining congregation to a new creative, mission-focussed initiative. The opportunity is for the faithful members of New Road to leave a legacy that might enable new generations of people to explore issues of life and faith.