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Weddings in Beautiful Places

A number of our chapels offer a stunning place and setting for weddings. The chapels are registered to hold religious weddings according to the tradition of the building. The following chapels are available:

  • Todmorden Unitarian Church, Yorkshire – Unitarian
  • Walpole Old Chapel, Suffolk – United Reformed /Congregational
  • Penrose, North Cornwall – Methodist
  • St George’s German Church, Aldgate, London – German Lutheran (English or German language)
  • Biddlestone Chapel, Northumberland – Roman Catholic
  • Cote Chapel, Oxfordshire – Baptist / United Reformed

Same Sex Marriages

Todmorden Unitarian Church is now registered for religious marriages in the Unitarian tradition.

Walpole Old Chapel will be licensed to hold same sex marriages later in 2020.

Enquires for both chapels are now welcome.

Blessings

After a civil ceremony our chapels offer the perfect venue for blessings, celebrations and handfasting ceromonies giving you both best of both worlds.

Please note

Under UK law we cannot offer civil ceremonies at any of our chapels as they are all registered places of worship.

Biddlestone Roman Catholic Chapel

Biddlestone Roman Catholic Chapel

Catholic chapel of a demolished mansion high in the Cheviot foothills
Cote Baptist Chapel

Cote Baptist Chapel

Baptist chapel of golden Cotswold stone
Penrose Methodist Chapel

Penrose Methodist Chapel

Tiny village chapel of a once common type
St George’s German Lutheran Church

St George’s German Lutheran Church

The oldest German church in the UK
Todmorden Unitarian Church

Todmorden Unitarian Church

A soaring spire and beacon for the Calder Valley
Walpole Old Chapel

Walpole Old Chapel

A 1689 chapel converted from two houses, venerable and light-filled inside

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Digital Engagement Project Delivers Volunteer Workshops.

Viv Cooling6 March 20214 min read
Digital Engagement Project Delivers Volunteer Workshops.

The launch of our Digital Engagement programme, funded with part of the money provided by the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund, started with ten, very succesful online workshops for HCT volunteers. The workshops were designed to encourage local…

Another well received #ChapelTalk

Viv Cooling4 March 20215 min read
Another well received #ChapelTalk

On Tuesday, the HCT hosted the second of the new series of #ChapelTalks. The speaker, Dr Tim Grass, took listeneners on a journey through the Suffolk Landscape as he shared his personal memories and knowledge of the Strict Baptist Chapels…

First #ChapelTalks Held

Viv Cooling29 January 20211 min read
First #ChapelTalks Held

On Monday 25th January we held the first in the series of our, #ChapelTalks. Given by Dr Peter Forsaith, the talk questioned the real stories behind the rise of John Wesley and dispelled some of the myths around the creation…

Emergency Funding Campaign

Historic Chapels Trust24 January 20212 min read
Emergency Funding Campaign

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN TO RAISE £20,000 As a charity Historic Chapels Trust is dependent on donations to care for its exceptional collection of Nonconformist and Catholic chapels. We are committed to protecting these vital strands of our history…

Historic Chapels Trust Receives £105,600 From Culture Recovery Fund

Historic Chapels Trust9 October 20203 min read
Historic Chapels Trust Receives £105,600 From Culture Recovery Fund

Historic Chapels Trust is delighted to announce that it has received a grant of £105,600 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund which is delivered in a partnership between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Arts Council England, British Film…

Covid 19

Historic Chapels Trust26 June 20201 min read
Covid 19

Goverment guidlines changed in mid-May in respect of the re-opening of public places.  Places of Worship will be allowed to open in phase three of the Goverments national re-opening plans. The earliest possible time that our chapels will be open…

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Emergency Funding Campaign

Emergency Funding Campaign

Historic Chapels Trust24 January 20212 min read

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN TO RAISE £20,000 As a charity Historic Chapels Trust is dependent on donations to care for its exceptional collection of Nonconformist and Catholic chapels. We…

Historic Chapels Trust Receives £105,600 From Culture Recovery Fund

Historic Chapels Trust Receives £105,600 From Culture Recovery Fund

Historic Chapels Trust9 October 20203 min read

Historic Chapels Trust is delighted to announce that it has received a grant of £105,600 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund which is delivered in a partnership between the Department for…

Covid 19

Covid 19

Historic Chapels Trust26 June 20201 min read

Goverment guidlines changed in mid-May in respect of the re-opening of public places.  Places of Worship will be allowed to open in phase three of the Goverments national re-opening plans.…

Historic Chapels Trust to Continue Partnership with Churches Conservation Trust

Historic Chapels Trust to Continue Partnership with Churches Conservation Trust

Historic Chapels Trust27 February 20204 min read

Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) and the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) are delighted to confirm that they will develop a stronger working relationship so that they can realise HCT’s vision to…

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