Save St Georges from an 18-storey neighbour!

HCT has objected strongly to an application to build an 18-storey hotel just one metre from St Georges German Lutheran Church. With its adjoining schools, St. George's is the last built relic of 'Little Germany' once the largest German speaking community outside the German lands. The tower will be overbearing, will block daylight, will cause oppressive overlooking and will risk  damage from falling objects from roof terrace 17 floors above. Please write to Tower Hamlets planners to object to this scheme.  HCT's letter of objection is here  The Georgian Group, the national amenity society, has called for the scheme to be refused, see here. The Ancient Monument Society has objected, calling the development 'greedy, un-neighbourly overdevelopment'. See here.


The Wesleys in Oxford - 9th October

A guided walk round the centre of historic Oxford, the birthplace of world Methodism, led by a leading historian of the period Dr. Peter Forsaith, in aid of Historic Chapels Trust. As we will have access to buildings numbers are limited, and early booking advised! Your booking form here


Reform Club Tour - 15th October

A guided tour of the grandest of London's West End clubs, in aid of Historic Chapels Trust. Your booking form here


Lord Montagu 1926-2015

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu died recently after a short illness. As first Chairman of English Heritage (now Historic England) to 1992, Edward Montagu gave personal encouragement to the founders of Historic Chapels Trust. His agreement that English Heritage would grant aid the new venture enabled Historic Chapels Trust to launch and to acquire our first properties.


Weddings at HCT Buildings

Marriages are available at several of our chapels:  Biddlestone, Longworth, Penrose, Salem, St George's, Todmorden, Wallasey and Walpole. Same-sex marriags are now available at Todmorden. For details e-mail transition@hct.org.uk


HCT President to be enobled

Congratulations to HCT's co-founder and President, Sir Alan Beith, who has been nominated for a life peerage. We warmly congratulate Sir Alan on this honour.