||Who we are
Way Chapel (MWC) is located in Hellesdon, a suburb 4 miles northwest of
Norwich city centre. It is a self-governing independent
evangelical church but it has close links with other churches,
including affiliation with Evangelical Alliance.
started in 1971 after a series of special services held within a
marquee, primarily for children. Following this, regular services and
activities moved into people’s homes and subsequently into a mobile
classroom. The site of the present church building was bought
the first phase of the building erected mostly through a self-help
scheme by the early members (a number of whom still worship at
MWC). It was opened in April 1974.
been added to cater for the various activities of the church as the
membership has grown. Each Sunday around
120 people attend the All Age Worship, with families, children and young
people still prominent. We also have an evening service each
Sunday and home groups meet during the week for smaller group Bible
study, fellowship and prayer.
MWC has employed a Community
Worker since January 2007 to provide support to the elderly of the
community by way of help with transport, advice, practical help and
friendship. The church also runs a Friday afternoon club and
coffee morning at HCC, both providing opportunities to chat and support
older residents of Hellesdon. At the church there are also a
bi-weekly Luncheon Club and monthly Saturday Special for older
residents in the area.
In January 2010, MWC appointed a Family
Worker to support families both in the church and community.
has resulted in the commencement of Messy Church, holiday clubs, film
mornings and Dads’ events, as well as closer contacts with local
schools. Other children’s activities taking place include
parent and toddler groups and an annual children’s camp in the summer
With an increasing number of young people
attending MWC, in September 2014 we partnered with Norwich Youth For
Christ to employ a Youth Worker. Current activities aimed at
young people are Oasis (a Friday evening youth club), Bible Class on a
Sunday morning, a youth weekend away and a summer residential camp.
Way Chapel is a registered charity, number 1144925, (under the name
Hellesdon Christian Fellowship) with a board of Trustees.
A copy of the Meadow Way
Chapel Child Protection Policy can be found here