When are your services?
11 a.m. - Morning Worship Service, 1:15 p.m. - Afternoon Service
7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting, Bible Study & Wednesday In The Word Quiz
Sunday's @ Chelsea Church
11 a.m. - Morning Worship Service
1:15 p.m. - Afternoon Service
Our main worship service every week is at 11 a.m. on Sunday Morning. We have a fully equipped Junior Church & Creche which runs during our 11 a.m. worship service.
There is a time of tea, coffee and fellowship available after the morning service. We encourage you to stick around for a drink and something to eat and get a chance to meet many of our church members.
Our Afternoon service starts at 1:15 p.m. This service is different to our morning worship service. Pastor Steve will be going through a different sermon series specifically for the afternoon service. There is no creche or Sunday School provides during this service. The service usually finishes around 2 p.m.
Wednesday's @ Chelsea Church
7 p.m. - Bible Study, Prayer & 'Wednesday in the Word' Quiz
Wednesday nights is one of our favourite times to gather together at church. Wednesday's are much more informal in nature compared to our Sunday services.
On Wednesday Nights we try to accomplish 3 things with our service:
1. Wednesday In The Word Quiz - Each week we have a 20 question quiz based around our 'Bible In A Year' reading plan which you can access via this link. We usually split into 2 teams, and have an interactive, multiple choice quiz, to help us learn more about the passages we have been reading throughout the week. The passages for this week's quiz can be found using this link.
2. Devotional / Bible Study - Following our quiz every week, we take a short time together to study a passage of scripture and learn together from God's Word.
3. Prayer - We close off our service by taking time to pray together. We always desire to pray for the needs of others in our church and the needs of our community around us.
Location & Directions
Chelsea Community Baptist Church
Edith, Grove, Chelsea, SW10 0LB
Nearest Underground Stations:
Fulham Broadway (0.7 miles), Earl's Court (0.8 miles), West Brompton (0.9 miles)
Nearby Bus Routes:
Edith Grove - C3, 328 | Kings Road - 11, 22 | Fulham Road - 211, 14
Walking From Earl's Court Station
*Come out of the station on the Earls Court Road side and turn right.
*You will walk straight for appoximately 15 minutes, where the road you are on will change to 'Edith Grove'.
*Our church is located on the left hand side about halfway down Edith Grove, directly opposite Edith Terrace.
Walking From Fulham Broadway Station
*Come out of the station and turn left.
*You will walk straight for approximately 10 minutes and you will come to 'Edith Grove' which will be a street on your right hand side.
*Turn right onto Edith Grove and walk down a few minutes and our church building is located on the left hand side, directly opposite Edith Terrace
Location & Directions
Statement of Faith
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, "as it is in truth, the Word of God..." (1 Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God's preservation of His pure words to every generation. (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 12:6-8).
The Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original languages we accept and use; we believe the Authorised Version of the Bible is the most accurate translation available for the English speaking world; therefore we use the AV in all teaching and preaching ministries of the church. The Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.(Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful mankind. (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Philippians 2:5-8; Galatians 4:4-5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24, 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, indwelling all believers and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14).
We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary. We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit and that ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayer of believers for physical healing. (2 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Corinthians 13:8; Hebrews 2:3-4; Mark 16:17-20; 1 Corinthians 1:22,14:21-22).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man by choice has rejected God, and may come to God only by the grace of God and faith in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3,12).
The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and is mindful of him, and in that Christ died for every man; therefore every individual possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. (Psalm 8:4-9; Colossians 3:9-11).
The Way Of Salvation
We believe that the clear message of salvation is "repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 20:21). We believe that salvation is "by grace" plus nothing minus nothing. We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19).
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that eternal life is the present possession of every believer (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:4-5; Jude 1, 2).
We believe that the New Testament church is a local assembly of baptised believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission. The Lord is doing His work in this world through local churches. The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).
We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control. Christ is the only head of the church. (Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31, 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; 1 Corinthians 3:9,16; 5:4-7,13; 1 Peter 5:1-4).
The Ordinances of the Church
We recognise the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and the Lord's Table as a Scriptural means of testimony for local churches in this age. (Matthew. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42, 18:18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
The Offices of the Church
We believe that the local New Testament Church is comprised of two offices, Pastor and Deacon(s). Both offices should be filled by scripturally and spiritually qualified men who are walking worthy of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42, 18:18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God. (2 Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1, 2, 14:13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1).
The Return of Christ
We believe the "Blessed Hope" of our Lord's return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, premillennial, and pretribulational. Believers will caught up to be with the Lord prior to the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of the tribulation Christ will return with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6; Psalm 89:3-4).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29, 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13).
We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
We believe that the spirit and souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with the spirit and soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment. (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).
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Pastor Stephen Silverson
Pastor Stephen is a young and vibrant personality that has dedicated his life to serving the Lord and is passionate about reaching London with the Gospel.
He was born in Northern Ireland and moved over to England 5 years ago. He and his wife Julia, got married 6th March 2014 and enjoy serving together in London. They have one son, Silas, who was born 18th October 2015.
He is an expositional preacher and is a strong believer in reaching people with the Gospel and then seeing them grow in the grace and the knowledge of the Lord through the ministry of the church and discipleship.
In his free time Stephen enjoys playing football. He supports Bolton Wanderers (no-one knows why). He is a strong believer in using your hobbies and interests as a way of spreading the message of the Gospel.
His life verse is Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Chelsea Community Baptist Church has a varied past with a bright future! The congregation originally constituted in 1854 as The West Brompton Congregational Church (top picture). The original auditorium seated 1800 people (middle picture) and the work was a thriving centre for the gospel. During the Second World War, the original building was destroyed in 1944. The church met for 16 years along with the Salvation Army in the Old Chelsea Police Station. In 1960, the church opened it's doors to the building we currently occupy (bottom picture).
From 1960 to 1991, the church went through numerous changes and some difficult days. In 1991, the church re-organised itself with Chelsea Baptist Church as The Edith Grove Christian Centre. After several years of meeting together, the church once again re-organised itself as the Chelsea Community Church.
In 2010, Pastor Paulo Cesar from the All Nations Baptist Church, along with his congregation began meeting with Chelsea Community Church. Pastor Paulo faithfully served as the Pastor for both congregations with the vision to bring both congregations together as one. In 2010, Pastor Paulo after a long struggle with leukemia, went Home to Heaven. Pastor Jared Smith and the Bethesda Baptist Church of Kensington faithfully supplied preachers to our congregation during this period without a pastor.
In July, 2010, the church asked Pastor John Anderson, who was serving as the founding pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ealing, to pastor the congregation in Chelsea as well. From September 2010, to May 2011, Pastor John served as pastor for both congregations. In May 2011, all the churches agreed to formally come together and be called The Chelsea Community Baptist Church. We are thankful for God's leading in all of the events during our history as a church. We are excited and anticipating all that God will continue to do through the ministry of our church family in the days ahead!
In July, 2013 Pastor John Anderson provided his resignation, to return back to the United States with his family. In August 2013, Chelsea Community Baptist Church voted in Pastor Stephen Silverson who has Pastored the church since then.
Our church has a rich past in our community, but we are even more excited to see what God has in store for our future.