Sandham Memorial Chapel

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Things to see and do 

Autumn at Sandham

Winter at Sandham
Sandham decoupage for xmas

Christmas at Sandham Memorial Chapel  

The year end beckons but Sandham remains open and has plenty of seasonal activities to inspire you. Friday 7 - Wednesday 12 December.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Papercraft Workshop

Fri 16 Nov 2018
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Decoupage on glass workshop

Fri 16 Nov 2018
Learn the art of decoupage and create a beautifully decorated glass item to take home as a lovely gift.

Christmas Wreath making workshop

Sun 02 Dec 2018
Create your own Christmas wreath including different varieties of greenery and decorations.

Chapel Talks

Mon 03 Dec 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.

Festive papercraft workshop

Fri 07 Dec 2018
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create festive cards and three dimensional projects.

Decopatch for Christmas

Fri 07 Dec 2018
Learn the art of decopatch using gorgeous papers for unique Christmas decorations for gifts.
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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.

Sandham for children

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Eating and shopping

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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.

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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