Category Archives: Chapel of the Month

Chapel of the Month – November 2018

As we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War this seems a fitting time to highlight the unique Sandham Memorial Chapel with its collection of paintings by Stanley Spencer as our Chapel of the Month. The Chapel … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – September 2018

This month we have a bumper issue of Chapel of the Month as Roger N Holden, a keen photographer and Chapels Society member, shares his thoughts about some of the charming and very varied chapels to be found in the Shetland … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – August 2018

John Ellis, Immediate Past Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church, brings a little sunshine to August’s Chapel of the Month with a trip to Polynesia. “Go and make disciples of all nations” Moorea is all you could … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – July 2018

Every year the Chapels Society organises three visits for members. The visits take place in a range of locations across the country and every so often we return to London to explore some of the wealth of Nonconformist chapels in … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – June 2018

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage – a pan-European initiative that aims to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – May 2018

Nolton Haven Congregational Chapel For May’s Chapel of the Month feature we thought we might ring the changes and offer a little video… This is the story of major repair work to a small Welsh chapel that had been built in … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – April 2018

This month Moira Ackers shares with us the delightful Monksthorpe Baptist Chapel. This Chapel was recently featured in the Chapels Society Newsletter 63. The mention of its surviving outdoor baptistry started a bit of a debate about how many outdoor … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – February 2018

This month Jenny Freeman introduces us to the spectacular Armenian Apostolic Church of St Yeghiche, Kensington, London (formerly St Peter’s Church, Cranley Gardens) Grade II* The church was originally designed and built by the office of Sir Charles Freake (1814- … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – January 2018

The Parsonage Street Chapel, Macclesfield Late in 1806, the itinerant American evangelist, Lorenzo Dow, came to Macclesfield and preached the dedicatory sermon of a new Chapel, belonging to the Free Gospellers, or Revivalists. Initially this group seems to have seceded … Continue reading

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Chapel of the Month – December 2017 – Churches of Christ

This month we are pleased to share a contribution from Council Member and Labour Historian, Professor Peter Ackers. Photos are by Moira Ackers. Christians Meeting House (1910), Humberstone Garden Suburb, Leicester (Churches of Christ) This meeting house was purpose-built for … Continue reading

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