What We Do
Historic Chapels Trust rescues places of worship in England that are no longer in use by congregations. We aim to hand them onto future generations in good condition, as the physical record of vital strands of our history. Our buildings include include a range of nonconformist chapels and Catholic churches - but not Anglican churches as there is government scheme for this. We encourage new uses to help make our building sustainable. Contact us if you would like to hire one of our chapels for an event. To view all forthcoming events at our buildings click here.
HCT Launches Photographic Competition
We are on the look out for high quality photos of our churches, chapels and meeting houses to use in publicity, fundraising and on the web. If you are a keen photographer you could win £200 of equipment of your choice in our competition. Closing date: January 2015. For entry details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to Ring in Todmorden
The bells at Todmorden Unitarian Church rang out a quarter peal on 12th July to celebrate the completed restoration of the bells, which had fallen silent. It was a £70,000 project made posible by many generous donors and a legacy from local bell-ringer Geoffrey Cheetham. Todmorden is a training tower and if you are interested in learning change-ringing at Todmorden contact the tower captain Helen on (01706) 847 - 964. Absolute beginners welcome.
Bethesda - Our Boys - Now Open
An exhibiton tracing the fascinating and often tragic stories behind the WWI roll-call at this chapel in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent is now open. The Friends of Bethesda are working on the exhibiton over two years and hope to add further research to the already detailed stories being told. Freee admission but donations welcome. For opening dates see http://www.bethesda-stoke.info/index.php/events/
C20 Chapel Architecture - 8th November
HCT's sister organisation the Chapel's Society has invited an impressive array of leading architectural historians to review developments of the last century, the venue itself being a significant modern chapel in central Birmingham. 8th November 2014. For details and bookings see http://www.chapelssociety.org.uk/events/c20-chapels/
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