Sunday, 14 October 2012

Epping Green Chapel "Creativity" Art Gallery: Photos

Epping Green Chapel's "Creativity" Art Exhibition on the 13th October 2012 was a great success! We had plenty of people coming to view the exhibiting artists work. There was plenty of variety represented, and we were pleased to play host to such great work!

Here are a selection of photographs from the day. 
Lewis Terry's 6x4 prints

Lewis Terry's artwork

Mary Deacon's wax paintings.

John's paintings.

John's paintings.

Lewis Terry with his digital impressionistic pieces.

Julia Cole's paintings.

Digital Impressionist artist Lewis Terry

Painter Julia Cole

John with his cross-stitches and tapestries

Artist Mary Deacon with her wax paintings

Artist John with his paintings

Artist John with his paintings

All 5 of the artists!

Mary gets photographed for the Guardian Gazette.

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Lewis Terry's art!

John's excellent cross-stitches.

This huge cross-stitch/tapestry by John stole the show!

Mary Deacon's paintings.

Lewis Terry was selling plenty of his 6x4 prints.

Lewis Terry's Octopus piece was a big hit!

Some of Lewis Terry's A4 prints.

John's work!

Mary Deacon's paintings.

Mary Deacon's paintings.

The brand new stained glass window!

One of John's paintings.

Lewis Terry's impressive digital impressionism.

One of Julia's paintings.

Julia's paintings.

Julia's paintings.

John's cross-stitch!

Our flyer!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A Right Royal Celebration!

Michael Chapman, deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, representative of the Queen, opened a year of celebration at the local Church in Epping Green by unveiling a specially commissioned 150th anniversary stained glass window. Mr Chapman wearing full military uniform , including ceremonial sword, unveiled the colourful “Good Shepherd” window , which measures a massive 7ft tall by 6ft wide . The window looks out over the village pond and road. The window was designed by chapel member and villager Mary Deacon and made by local company Tenby and Penny.

The standing room only event also had guest speaker Peter Kerridge CEO of PREMIER CHRISTIAN RADIO and a presentation was made to 91 year old church organist George McGowan , born in Epping Green village and retiring from playing after 74 years!

Church Minister Rev Paul Walker, 55, said “George , along with his late wife Doris , has been a  pillar in the life of the Chapel . Almost 200 years ago another local couple were so concerned there was no place of worship in the village they felt God calling them to be involved in founding one!  In the 1820’s a cottage chapel was opened and then in 1862 the NEW church was built. 150 years later Epping Green Chapel continues to be a thriving place of worship and centre for activities within the community. Founded as a Church for all, the current congregation is made up of young and old and of people from many church backgrounds - C of E , Catholic  , Free Church ,plus people who have had no past church affiliation. We hope the commissioning of the colourful “Good Shepherd” window will be a bright new landmark to travellers and a sign of welcome for another 150 years!".

Check out the photos below:
Michael Chapman, Deacons Mary Deacon and Will Toye and Minister Rev. Paul Walker

Organist George McGowan, 91, speaking at the service after winning an award.

Unveiling the window.

Our new stained glass window is now in place!
Further details of ongoing celebration events at Epping Green Chapel can be found on our website – or blogsite –

God bless!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

George McGowan, Epping Green Chapel's Organist Retires

Epping Green Chapel's very own organist George McGowan has made it into the Guardian Gazette!

The newspaper was impressed with his incredible 74 years of organ playing, and George, who has announced his retirement from the service, was given a feature by them. 

George is a valuable member of our church community, and we have highly enjoyed having him as our church organist for all this time. We thank him for all of his hard work and dedication, and am glad that he will be continuing to attend the Church services every Sunday. 

To read the whole article, please click through to the Guardian Gazette.

We are now looking for someone to become a permanent replacement for George. Please ring the chapel on 01992 572 093 if you would like to lend your organ playing skills! Thank you.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Free "Creativity" Art Exhibition at Epping Green Chapel!

Epping Green Chapel will be host to an FREE art exhibition/gallery on the 13th October 2012.

Entitled "Creativity", the gallery will host the art of five artists-John Carrol, Julia Cole, Mary Deacon, John Guichard and Lewis Terry.

We urge you to pop on down to the chapel and check out the art that is on offer! We're featuring artists who cover a wide range of mediums, so if you're after an art exhibition that offers plenty of variety...well, you've got it!

Check out the flyer below. Any questions, including directions, and much more, please email Pastor Paul Walker on

The gallery will be held at:
Epping Green Chapel, Epping Green, Essex, CM16 6PU

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Reaching Out

Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavour? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world - like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”’ MATTHEW 5:13,14 (NEW LIVING TRANSLATION)

"Thank You, Lord, for every opportunity we have to serve others, and that Your Church is on the move in society: feeding the hungry, helping those in debt, sheltering the homeless, caring for the weak and coming alongside vulnerable young people to support and guide them. Amen" - Care

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Care Prayer Theme: Church and Society

"Father God, we pray that thousands of people will respond to an invitation to come to church today, and that they will feel welcome and at ease. Please send Your Spirit of truth and love to congregations, that many will deepen their trust in Jesus Christ. Amen." - Care

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

A thought for the N.I Assembly and Police Service

‘Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land ... buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals ... The Lord has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: “I will never forget anything they have done”.’ AMOS 8:4,6,7 (NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION)

"Father, be with those in Northern Island Assembly and the N.I Police Service who are combating human trafficking.  Please be with those that have been sexually exploited and let them be free lord, let them speak out against their oppression, the criminals responsible as well as those that have abused them, so they may all be identified and convicted.  Amen."