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

Upcoming events

Chapel Services

Wed 03 Jul 2019
10:20-10:50
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Chapel Talks

Mon 08 Jul 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.

Shared Themes: Work inspired by Stanley Spencer

Wed 31 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
An exhibition of art work by Artist Robert Senior.

Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood

Sat 17 Aug 2019
11:00-17:00
Come and see the work of 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.
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Groups

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Educational visits 

Sandham is a great place to bring children of all ages to learn about the First World War, Stanley Spencer, art & social history, spirituality and architecture all in a fabulous garden and orchard setting.

A 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 Memorial Chapel

Eating and shopping

Sandham Memorial Chapel

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

Sandham Memorial Chapel

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.

Sandham Memorial Chapel

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