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Leadership team


Please find below a little bit of information about the Elders, Pastors and Officers here at Stanmore Chapel.

  
 
Chris Tapp   Afia
Chris Tapp (Pastor)   Afia Kwateng

Chris has been the Pastor at Stanmore Chapel since September 2018. Before coming to the Chapel he was the Assistant Pastor at Spicer Street Church in St Albans. Prior to that he was Director of a national debt charity before being trained for ministry at St Helen's Bishopsgate.  He is married to Erica and they have three young children. He's also a Stockport County fan, which isn't something you find much in these parts!

 

Afia is one of our church officers. She has lived in Stanmore since she was a toddler and has been at the Chapel since 2010. She is involved in leading Sunday School and at Youth Club at the church and in her spare time enjoys good food and good chat!

     
IMG-20170813-WA0003   Aaron & Karen Ng
Sheila Jarvis   Aaron & Karen Ng

Sheila (treasurer) is a long time Stanmore resident and servant of the Chapel. We wouldn't know what to do without her!

 

Aaron (elder) is married to Karen and they have two teenage children. The family are originally from Hong Kong, arrived in Stanmore in 2010 and joined the Chapel in 2017. Aaron works at a gambling rehabilitation centre, helping people to rebuild their lives and relationships by the power of the gospel. He preaches regularly in Chinese churches in Cantonese as a guest speaker. He enjoys DIY and walking (with Jesus) in the woods.

     
James Sant    
James Sant (Minister in training)    

James has been at Stanmore Chapel since September 2018, joining the church his mother grew up in and his Grandparents served in for many years. He used to work in the City before being encouraged to explore ministry. James is married to Fran and they have two young kids. James has been studying at Cornhill, the Proclamation Trust's ministry training course, since 2018. He is also one of the elders at the Chapel.

 

 

     
     
     

 
   
 

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Hello
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A warm hello! 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by one of our friendly faces.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits (and sometimes cake) after the service ends. It is a great way to meet people, and find out a bit more about us. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilets close to the entrance.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am and will last for around an hour and a quarter. It will include some songs and hymns, Bible readings, a time of prayer (usually led from the front) and a message from a Bible passage - you can find our preaching program here.

We also celebrate the Lord's Supper together each month, on the first Sunday of the month.  

02 Sundays at Stanmore Chapel

What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Beginners (Pre-school age). Children under 6 months are also welcome but should be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Pioneers (Reception - Yr.2)
  • Explorers (Yr.3 -6)

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for first part of our service - usually around 20-25 minutes. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. The leader will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is always friendly welcome, Bible stories, praying, craft, drama, fun games and free play. Children can be collected from their classes as soon as the service finishes.

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Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a couple of groups that meet on Wednesdays, morning and evening. Check out Bible Study Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving

If you're a member here and want to get more involved in the life of the church and help us make things run smoothly, do please ask about how you can help!

Other ministries

We also run the following ministries:

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 


Please find details on our leadership here.

We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home here.