Sandham Memorial Chapel

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Things to see and do

Sandham Memorial Chapel

What's on

Our events in March & April

Upcoming events

First World War poetry readings

Sat 04 Mar 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 Services

Tue 07 Mar 2017
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Chapel Talks 2017

Mon 13 Mar 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.

Papercraft Workshop

Tue 14 Mar 2017
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Jewellery workshop

Tue 14 Mar 2017
Join us for this new session to discover the basics of beaded jewellery making.

Sacred and Profane: The Art and Life of Stanley Spencer

Sat 25 Mar 2017
A study day to explore the life affirming and strangely moving work of Stanley Spencer including his biblical portrayals, war work, landscapes and portraits. This event will be available for you to book at the beginning of February.
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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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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.