What We Do
The Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) rescues places of worship in England that are no longer in use. We aim to hand them onto future generations in good condition, as the physical record of religious life and a vital strand of our history. We make our buildings available for a range of new uses and support local committees to help us achieve this.
HCT is an independent secular charity and only acquires buildings of outstanding historical or architectural significance. Since 1993 these have included Non-conformist and Roman Catholic churches. We do not acquire redundant Anglican churches as there is government scheme for this. To view forthcoming events at our buildings click here.
Re Stoke at Bethesda
HCT's Bethesda Chapel in Stoke-on-Trent hosted Palace, Re Stoke's site specific multi media performance with 40 dancers. Catch the video at http://www.restoke.org.uk/palace
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Rites of Passage
Many of our buildings are available for religious marriages, for commemorations, ceremonies and burials. Details can be downloaded here.
Architects and Surveyors Wanted
We are looking for conservation acredited Inspecting Architects or Surveyors for two of our sites. For tender details contact Nicola Westbury, HCT's consultant architect at email@example.com