Sept 2021
It is with sadness we learn that Ravenstone Nursing Home is shortly to close. Witton Chapel has had a long association with the care home holding regular monthly services for the residents for the last 20 years. Apart from the last 18 months with the Covid restrictions preventing services from being held, it has only been on rare occasions that a monthly service has been missed. We very much hope the residents settle into new homes as soon as possible and wish all the staff the very best as they cope with this difficult transition for both the residents and their own futures. Local news report here.
After a long delay due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have been able to schedule our planned baptismal service.
At the evening service of Sunday September 19th, God willing, we are holding a baptismal service when three baptismal candidates will be making a public profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as they are baptised by immersion in obedience to our Lord's command.
July 2021
As of 25th July, we are pleased to announce that we are fully open again and there is no need to book a seat to attend.

Note that although social distancing measures and restrictions on numbers attending indoors have been removed and we are now allowed to sing, we are conscious that some wanting to attend may be concerned about the health implications. With that in mind, we have removed the social distancing measures but to give re-assurance to those attending we are allocating an empty chair between family groups and at present we are asking everyone who wants to sing up as normal to wear face masks or visors and others to sing with subdued voices.

May 2021
We are restarting in-person services on Sunday mornings from Sunday 23rd May, although with some restrictions still in place and with limited numbers being able to attend. Regular attenders have the opportunity to go on a regular rota for attendance at services with other places being made available for visitors or for those not on the rota.
January 2021
We are saddened to report that our dear brother Mervyn Evans, passed away on Tuesday January 26th - but we rejoice that he was called home into the presence of his Lord and Saviour. The interment is due to take place on Wednesday February 10th in Ashford Carbonel at 2:30. When restrictions on gathering for worship are lifted, there is planned to be a service of thanksgiving in remembrance of Mervyn, to be held at Witton Chapel.
August 2020
We were privileged to take part in a baby naming ceremony on August 12th - a custom in Nigeria for announcing the names given by family members to new born babies. This occasion took place under the current coronavirus restrictions on church meetings so we were unable to sing and were required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. The meeting was however streamed live and can still be seen on our YouTube channel or directly using the link below:
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April 2020
Our dear sister Ann Thistlethwaite passed away on Wednesday April 1st and went to be with her Lord in glory. The funeral service is being held at St. Peter's Church on Wednesday April 22nd at 1:00pm but can only be attended by a limited number of people due to the lockdown. When the restrictions are lifted we plan to hold a Thanksgiving service at Witton Chapel in remembrance of Ann.
During the Coronavirus lockdown our regular services are being run using Zoom and also streamed live on YouTube for the benefit of visitors who would like the opportunity to connect to our church services.
March 2020
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, we were able to hold a gardening work party at the Chapel and tidied up the bushes and shrubs ready for the springtime.
Garden workparty
Garden workparty
Unfortunately we have had to postpone our planned baptismal service due to the restrictions on public gatherings currently in place. When we are able to resume our normal services we plan to set another date for this baptismal service.
February 2020
We are pleased to announce that God willing, we have a baptismal service planned for the Sunday evening of March 29th 2020 with a number of folk making public profession of faith in Christ Jesus by being baptised in obedience to our Lord's command.
November 2019
Donated items for Care Sri Lanka included clothes (for children and adults), babyware, knitted blankets, knitted clothes, knitted children's toys, kitchenware, crockery, spectacles and a mountain bike. A work party helped to box up all the items which have now been transported to the shipping agent in London.
Packing Boxes
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