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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.

Christopher Stell

The death has been announced of Christopher Stell, aged 84. Christopher was a founding spirit of HCT and Trustee for 20 years. He was a distinguished historian with many interests, probably best known for his celebrated Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in England, published between 1986 and 2002. For his Obituary in The Guardian click http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/feb/09/christopher-stell and in The Times at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/obituaries/article3989647.ece

Planning Your Marriage?

Several of our churches, chapels and meeting houses are available for religious marriage services. Please contact details of which sites are avaiable and what sort of cereminoies apply at each one.  Though we cannot by law offer civil ceremonies in placesof worship owned by HCT  informal celebration events are possible following the legal formalities at a Register Office. If you would like to hire one of buildings for such an event please contact us.

SatNav to our sites

Some of our buildings lack a street address or are in realtively remote spots.  We have put the full postcodes on our chapels Page so help you find them.

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You can follow us on Twitter  @historicchapels