We offer a very warm welcome to everyone who visits our church whether it’s to attend a service, coffee morning, to shop in the HUB, or any other social event.
We have previously held regular services in the Chapel at 10.30am on the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month and a short period of ‘Quiet Time and Reflection’ every Monday evening at 6.00pm (Bank holidays included). The first Sunday of each month we unite with the congregation of the Upper Valley Baptist Church in Bowerchalke at 10.30am and on the occasions where there is a fifth Sunday in the month we try to share in an Ecumenical Service at a church somewhere in the valley.
We have also held a regular COFFEE MORNING on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.30 to 12 noon. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover costs. Please do come and join us - it is always a wonderful cheerful occasion to meet up with friends and catch up with all the news.
A KNIT and NATTER group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. You don’t have to knit to join us – as long as you can join in the nattering and enjoy a laugh and a cup of tea or coffee and the odd biscuit or two, you'll meet all the qualifications!
We charge £1.00 per person per session to cover costs of using the Chapel with any extra money going to our own funds to pay for refreshments and any other items, such as wool, that may be needed.
We do have a (slightly) serious side as we knit for charity, if we haven’t got any projects of our own on the go. We support ‘Feed the Children’ by knitting blankets and school jumpers and collecting various items as required by the organisation for children in need i.e. pencils, notebooks etc for schools, dried or tinned foods, sanitary items etc,. Most of the time these items are for one or more of the poorer African countries, but occasionally we are asked for our support in a current crisis like the recent floods in Pakistan.
We also knit scarves, hats, balacalavas and mittens for the Mission to Seafarers
and finally we knit scarves, hats, gloves, socks and small toys to sell to people filling shoe boxes at Christmas time, with the proceeds going to the work and maintenance of the Chapel
The URC has provided a place of worship in Broad Chalke for over 200 years and its faithful church community is both warm and welcoming. The re-furbishing of the 19th Century chapel, in 2005, created not just a bright and cheerful place of worship but also a flexible community building for the whole village.