About Us

Since its foundation by Canon Francis Murray of Saint Nicholas in 1870 as a chapel of ease to the Parish Church, to serve the then working-class district of West Chislehurst, the Church of the Annunciation has stood firmly in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, emphasising continuity with the pre-Reformation Church and our shared inheritance with the great Churches of East and West. Beauty and symbolism are an important part of this inheritance, and The Annunciation is richly decorated: a splash of colour in the otherwise drab lives of the Victorian working poor. -- From the church guide.

The Annunciation is the parish church for West Chislehurst in the London Borough of Bromley. In the Catholic or 'High Church' tradition of the Church of England, we are part of the Bromley Deanery in the Diocese of Rochester, under the pastoral and sacramental care of the Bishop of Richborough and affiliated to the Society of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda, and are active members of Churches Together in Chislehurst and Bickley.

Our main service is the Parish Sung Mass at 10.00 am each Sunday, celebrated with traditional music and ceremonial, with children's resources available. We also maintain a daily Mass, the time varying according to the day of the week. Following in Christ's footsteps, we seek to love God and serve the people who live and work in our area and beyond, through our worship, our work, and by reaching out to those in need.

The church is open daily at service times, and on Thursday mornings when we host a weekly Coffee Morning (see Find us) and we have a Facebook page where you can learn about upcoming events and read recent sermons. We look forward to seeing you!