Sandham Memorial Chapel

Important notice -

Poetry readings: please note that the date in the "What's On" magazine are incorrect and should read Sunday 5th November and 3rd December.

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

More about this place

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Things to see and do 

Sandham Memorial Chapel

What's on

Upcoming events

First World War poetry readings

Sun 05 Nov 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 06 Nov 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.

Papercraft Workshop

Fri 10 Nov 2017
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Festive decoupage on glass and candles

Fri 10 Nov 2017
Make beautiful festive decorations including candles and glass dishes using the art decoupage.

Armistice Day Service

Sat 11 Nov 2017
Join us for one of the Armistice Day service conducted by our Parish Rector.

Festive papercraft workshop

Fri 08 Dec 2017
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects for the festive period.
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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.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Sandham Memorial Chapel on the National Trust Collections website