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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 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 email us

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New Uses for Historic Chapels

Lena Scott has joined HCT as Business Development Manager to promote new income earning uses at HCT chapels, churches and meeting houses. If your organisation would like to disucss working with us contact Lena on transition@hct.org.uk

HCT Launches Photographic Competition

The search is on 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 £250 of equipment of your choice in our competition. Closing date: 31 March 2015. For entry details email lorraine@hct.org.uk

Learn to Ring in Todmorden

The bells at Todmorden Unitarian Church rang out a quarter peal last summer 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 please 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 the next two years adding further research to the moving and various stories being told. Freee admission but donations welcome. For opening dates see  http://www.bethesda-stoke.info/index.php/events/