CHAPEL’S MISSION STATEMENT
- A Christian community, in the liberal catholic tradition of the Church of
England, that worships on a Sunday, but also supports a mid-week Christian community of working people, our parish school, ecumenical work, outreach to those in our local community and the
possibility of other configurations of Christian life. Our heritage is to be shared beyond its centre in our Sunday worship.
- A spiritual
oasis in midst of a bustling city, where people can come for rest and refreshment, reflection and prayer, worship and thanksgiving. Our setting next
to Mount Street Gardens and with the beautiful stillness of our Chapel, offers a place to find the peace and comfort of God in our lives.
- A place
of celebration, where people come to ask God’s blessing and to give thanks for some of the key moments
of their lives: birth, marriage, significant anniversaries, death. Also a place of celebration for our local community of Mayfair, where people can mark important moments in the life of local
- An inclusive place, promoting the values of God’s Kingdom, confident,
compassionate and creative (Capital Vision): Not only is our welcome generous, but we wish to be generous with our
space, so that it can be used widely by the local community and those beyond. We recognise and value the different levels of commitment and belonging to the Chapel: our core Sunday congregation;
mid-week congregants and participants; those linked to the Chapel by the Occasional Offices; our local residential and working communities of Mayfair.
- An Iconic place: The Chapel is not only
a valued local landmark, within the “village of Mayfair” and hub of school, library, church and shops, and has a significant history to share. Yet, it is much more than a building. The Chapel’s
interior architecture, liturgy and music speaks of the “beauty of holiness”. Icons are windows onto the Divine. We wish to be, not just as a building, but as faithful communities, witnesses to the
Divine, reaching out to share God’s love with others.
- Even though we are a gathered community on Sunday, we are committed to serve
our Parish, and are engaged in our local community of Mayfair, through partnerships with local
residents, businesses, school, library and other institutions. Our parish is both local and international at the same time, like our gathered community on a Sunday, and we recognise that we are part
of a global city.
- Christian Formation: The Chapel community values preaching which is exploratory, challenging, and that respects questioning. In the past the Chapel has hosted Liddon House (a centre for the
Christian formation of young working graduates) and the William Temple Foundation. The Chapel seeks to re-envision this aspect of our heritage: to be a Christian centre of education and practice that
benefits the Church as a whole and encourages others to think on God and the Christian message.