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.

Transition Leader Wanted

HCT seeks a Leader of our Transition POrject to develop new sources of income at our historic buildings.  For details of this exciting post and to apply see http://jobs.thirdsector.co.uk/job/364782/leader-transition-project/

Christopher Stell

Christopher Stell has died aged 84. He was a founding spirit of HCT and Trustee for 20 years and 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

Shape Note Workshop at Walpole

Shape Note Workshop led by Stephanie Anderson at Walpole Chapel Sunday 11th May: 10am to 1pm
Tickets £10 from Stephanie on 01692 58340001692 583400
or http://www.stephanie-anderson.co.uk/

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.

Follow Us !

You can follow us on Twitter  @historicchapels

West Gallery Music at St Georges

London West Gallery Quire give a concert of West Gallery music - the music and singing you would have heard in chapels and churches 200 years ago. 18th June 7pm - £5 tickets on the door.