First World War poetry readings

Come and listen to Jonathan Jones reading iconic First World War poetry throughout the day in the setting of this inspiring chapel created by Stanley Spencer.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

First World war poetry read throughout the day by Jonathan Jones.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Sandham Memorial Chapel


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 8
N/A £8.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 8
N/A £4.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

It is no longer neccessary to pre book tickets.


The basics

Suitable for those over the age of 12
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Follow marked visitor route to visitor reception.
There is a portable ramp into the chapel and level access into the reception and exhibition areas. For full accessibility details see our Access Statement on our website.
Normal entry charges apply; National Trust members free.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 July 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
11 August 2018 11:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 November 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 December 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Sandham Memorial Chapel
Call 01635 278394

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First World War poetry readings

Sun 01 Jul 2018
Come and listen to Jonathan Jones reading iconic First World War poetry throughout the day in the setting of this inspiring chapel created by Stanley Spencer.

Chapel Talks

Mon 09 Jul 2018
Listen to the story behind one of the most important 20th century artists - Sir Stanley Spencer and how his dream of a "Holy Box" came to fruition.

Chapel Services

Wed 11 Jul 2018
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Talk: Mules and Stanley Spencer, connecting Salonika & Sandham

Tue 17 Jul 2018
'The mules and the ears thereof gave a certain feel to the place'