We are a diverse, loving congregation, ranging across all ages, various nationalities, and many walks of life with a strong sense of community and support for each other as well as wishing to follow our faith.
Sunday services at Pond Square Chapel are all-age, friendly services, open to everyone. Services run from 10.30am for approximately an hour to 11.30am. There is a selection of hymns, songs, a children’s address, bible readings, prayers and a sermon by our minister. Elders and members of the congregation will often read from the bible or lead prayers.
We have a number of active Church Groups and Community activities including:
Home Group is our Bible study and prayer group led by Rev Roger Orme and held one evening a week in the home of one of the church members with good discussions and refreshments. Not all participants attend church services.
The Christian Meditation Group supports those who are searching for the peace of prayer, building up our inner strength and finding a way of response to all that we face in our lives today. The group meets weekly for 30 minutes, normally in the church building, and during Covid-restrictions virtually on Zoom. It is led prayerfully by one of our church members. Whilst our form of 'contemplative response' is invoked by the Christian tradition, the group welcomes and continues to welcome people from other faiths or those of no faith.
Pond Square chapel hosts a Winter Shelter for homeless people in conjunction with the Camden-based charity C4WS. We provide a meal on Sunday nights, a bed for the night and breakfast on Monday mornings for 10 nights during the winter. This shelter is run by volunteers from Highgate URC and other churches in Highgate.
In partnership with the Highgate Newtown Community Centre we run a weekly Community Lunch open to all on Thursdays. As well as a delicious lunch this provides support and friendship for a wide group of people, most of whom are not worshippers. Usually around 20 people attend.