The Chapels Society is pleased to announce the publication of Building the Church (The Chapels Society Journal Volume 2) edited by Chris Skidmore.  The volume contains essays on James Weir: a Wesleyan Architect (Alan Brooks), The Building of Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford (Martin Wellings), Beautiful Zion: the transformation of Nonconformist identity in a Yorkshire mill town (Kenneth C Jackson) and Garden City Religion: the Free Churches of Letchworth and Welwyn (Clyde Binfield).

Other Chapels Society publications currently available for purchase are listed below.  If you would like to order any of these publications please download our Order Form. Completed order forms should be emailed to We try to fulfill orders as quickly as possible but if you need any assistance please contact us.

Sitting in Chapel (The Chapels Society Journal Volume 1) edited by Chris Skidmore. This volume contains essays by Christopher Wakeling, David M Butler, Ian Serjeant, Jeremy Lake and Angela Connelly is based on the papers given at the Sitting in Chapel Conference held in Birmingham in 2012.

Chapels and Chapel People (Miscellany No. 2) edited by Chris Skidmore and published in 2010.  The volume includes contributions from Kate Tiller, Alan Petford, Sarah Hill and Clyde Binfield.

Nonconformist Communion Plate and Other Vessels, by Christopher Stell, a major scholarly work published in 2008 as a companion volume to his four-volume Inventory of Nonconformist chapels and meeting-houses.

Dissent and the Gothic Revival, edited by Bridget Cherry, published in August 2007, arising from a study day organised by the Victorian Society and the Friends of Union Chapel Islington.

The Chapels Society Newsletter is published three times a year in January, May and September, containing information about events of interest to members, short articles of original research, and reviews of books and other shorter publications such as individual chapel histories.

Manuscripts and material for publication should be submitted to the Honorary Editor, Dr Chris Skidmore, 46 Princes Drive, Skipton BD23 1HL.