Worship is the focus of our Sunday morning meeting. This consists of a time of open praise and worship including the reading of Scripture and reflection upon God's Word followed by Breaking of Bread (Holy Communion) and the ministry of God's Word. We believe that the "whole counsel of God" is needful (Acts 20:27,20) and that Christian believers are to devote themselves to the study of the Apostle's doctrine (Acts 2:42) which is the foundation of the Church (Eph.2:20).
We are committed therefore to the expository method of teaching through the Scriptures.
Sunday School classes for children aged 0 - 11 years function while the preaching is taking place in the main hall during our Sunday morning meeting.
The "Good News" of the message of salvation through Christ is the focus of our Sunday evening meeting. There is no greater or more important message than this and we welcome all to come and share in it with us on Sunday evenings. Refreshments are served free of charge following the meeting.
This is a time set aside (as the name suggests) just for prayer.
The purpose of this Bible Study is to bring more in-depth study of God's Word. We are committed to preaching through God's Word and so our Bible studies usually take us through whole books of the Bible. The Bible study is usually followed by a time of prayer.
One Saturday each month (see What's On / Diary for dates) A group from the Church meets at 10:00am on Fazakerly Street across from the covered market in Chorley town centre. Gospel preaching interspersed with Gospel hymns and songs, tract distribution and one to one witnessing is the usual pattern of our Open-Air meetings.
The idea of "Fellowship Sundays" is to encourage fellowship and growth within the church. Following the morning Service on the first Sunday of each month we are all invited to stay behind and share a meal together. After the meal, there may be Teaching/Training sessions for those who want to participate consisting of a teaching DVD followed by a time of open discussion around the subject covered in the video presentation.
Chapel House Christian Fellowship operates a Child Protection Policy written in consultation with and approved by 'thirtyone:eight' (formerly CCPAS - The Church's Child Protection Advisory Service). A copy of our policy is filed with 'thirtyone:eight' and Social Services. According to our policy all our Children's and Youth workers have been subject to clearance checks through the CRB. Click here to read our policy (docx).
The purpose is to bring more in-depth study of God's Word.
Ian is committed to preaching through God's Word and so our Bible studies usually take us through whole books of the Bible a small portion at a time.
The Bible Study is usually followed by a time of prayer. We are currently studying the Old Testament Book of Genesis
We pray..."that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe."
The Bible tells us that the early Christians devoted themselves to fellowship, and as such we have made it one of our objectives to gather together after the morning service on the first Sunday of each month to hold a fellowship meal or "Jacob's Join".
A "Jacob's Join" is a shared meal where everybody brings a savoury dish along with a dessert. By sharing in this way it gives the members of the congregation an opportunity to strengthen their relationships with each other while they enjoy a delicious meal.
"Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common... breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart."