The Fishermen's Chapel

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The Fishermen's Chapel
New Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 2EA
Contact: Rev'd Peter Moorhouse
01702 557070
  • Dec 4, 9:30 am - Rev'd Peter Moorhouse (Sacrament of the Lord's Supper)
  • Dec 11, 11:00 am - Rev'd Peter Moorhouse (Toy & Gift Service / The Den)
  • Dec 11, 7:00 pm - (Gospel Service)
  • Dec 18, 5:00 pm - Anchored
  • Dec 25, 11:00 am - Rev'd Peter Moorhouse (All Age Worship)
  • Dec 25, 7:30 pm - Mindfulness
New Road

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:

  • an intimate performance and exhibition venue
  • a hub for local arts activities
  • a unique events and meeting venue — for creative worship, day conferences, concerts, exhibitions, rehearsals, retreats, weddings and parties
  • a space for contemplation, prayer and inspiration


  • To provide a popular, affordable, safe and enjoyable arts and live music venue with facilities to provide quality refreshments.
  • To provide an outlet and community-base for local talent, especially young start-up bands, musicians, choirs and artists.
  • To establish relationships with numerous people through accessible events and activities and invite them to explore issues of life and faith.
  • To connect people with existing congregations where appropriate but to also be open to the potential of establishing new faith communities at the venue.
  • To continue proactive and positive relationships with the 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scouts offering a relevant pattern for helping them explore faith.

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.