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.
Vote for Rieger
If you live in Tower Hamlets you have until Sunday 8th December to vote for a commemorative plaque to Paster Julius Rieger on HCT's St George's German Lutheran Church. The Pastor was a key figure in the anti-Nazi network in England during the Fascist period. For details and to vote visit http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgsl/501-550/506_people_plaques.aspx
A half-time fundraiser wnted to work from HCT's small City Fringe office. Closing: 6th January 2014. Details & online applications via http://jobs.thirdsector.co.uk/employer/355198/historic-chapels-trust/
Planning Your Marriage?
Though no longer in congregational use, several of our buildings are still available for religious marriages. For details of these unusual venues click here.
Advent in the Cheviot Hills
Advent service in the remote and beautiful setting of Biddlestone Catholic Chapel in the Cheviot hills. 4pm, Sunday December 8th. Mulled wine & mince pies to follow. Parking adjacent - but please bring a torch! See Chapels page for directions.
Christmas Carols in Devon & Suffolk
21st December 4pm the ever-popular Victorian Carol Service at Salem Chapel, East Budliegh Devon. And on the same day at 3pm Candle-lit carols at Walpole Old Chapel, nr Halesworth, Suffolk (bring a torch!). Come early for a good seat! See chapels page of this website for directions to both chapels.