Sandham Memorial Chapel

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Things to see and do 

Our new season of things to see and do

Sandham West Berks OS 2019

'A Sense of Place' West Berkshire & North Hampshire Open Studios  

Come and see a selection of artists' work especially commissioned for this exhibition including jewellery, ceramics, textiles and works in wood from Saturday 4 May - Monday 27 May (Wed - Sun & BH Mon only) 11am - 4pm. Exhibtion free. Usual admission charge applies to the chapel.

Sandham Memorial Chapel

What's on

Upcoming events

Chapel Services

Wed 01 May 2019
10:20-10:50
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Open Studios@Sandham

Sat 04 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Come and see 10 different local artists' work all part of West Berkshire Open Studios in this very special setting. Talk to the artists about their creations, see what has inspired them and perhaps buy something special too.

Chapel Talks

Mon 13 May 2019
11:00-13:00
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.

Papercraft Workshop

Fri 31 May 2019
10:45-12:45
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Jewellery workshop 2

Fri 31 May 2019
14:00-16:00
Our jewellery workshops have been so popular we are pleased to offer an opportunity to progress your skills to the next stage following our introductory workshop in March.

Rebuilding - an exhibtion

Wed 05 Jun 2019
11:00-16:00
To mark the centenary of Combat Stress, an exhibition of art works by veterans.
Sandham Memorial Chapel

Groups

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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History

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