Sandham Memorial Chapel

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Things to see and do 

Autumnal events at Sandham

More events for Autumn..

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What's on

Upcoming events

Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood

Sat 19 Aug 2017
Come and see the work of 10 local artists and craftspeople in the beautiful setting of Sandham. Perhaps treat yourself or find a gift amongst the paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, glass and jewellery.

First World War poetry readings

Sun 03 Sep 2017
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 04 Sep 2017
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. Booking available soon.

An Evening of Song: Les Amours Baroques

Sat 09 Sep 2017
An evening of songs and court airs from the baroque era, with local singer Hannah Medlam, her father Charles Medlam, bass viol and William Carter, thoerbo.

Papercraft Workshop

Tue 12 Sep 2017
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Jewellery workshop

Tue 12 Sep 2017
Our first jewellery workshop was so popular we are repeating it so you too can discover the basics of beaded bracelets, earrings and charms.
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Sandham First World War group visit

Group visits to Sandham Memorial Chapel 

Sandham is a fabulous place to bring a group whether it is a dedicated art, history, religious group or just like minded people, we can offer something very special.

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Eating and shopping

Sandham Memorial chapel shop handmade ceramics

Eating and shopping at Sandham Memorial Chapel 

Browse our selection of books, locally handmade ceramics, plants and garden sculptures and take away a reminder of your special day with us.

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Our work

Sandham early chapel image

Marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War 

As one of only a few National Trust properties dedicated to the First World War the 100th anniversary provided a perfect opportunity to provide for our future.

What did we do?

What else did we do?

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Get involved

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Stanley Spencer memorial headstone, Cookham, Berkshire

Listen to the BBC World Service Witness programme on Stanley Spencer 

In 1926 Stanley Spencer, one of the most admired British painters of the twentieth century, began work on an ambitious project in the village of Burghclere near London. He'd been commissioned to fill a new chapel with images of his experiences in the First World War, at home and abroad. Vincent Dowd from the BBC speaks to Spencer's daughters, Shirin and Unity Spencer, about their father and his work. With kind permission of the BBC.