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

Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood

Sun 18 Aug 2019
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.

Chapel Services

Wed 04 Sep 2019
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Chapel Talks

Mon 09 Sep 2019
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.

Heritage Open Weekend : Sandham Memorial Chapel – Drawing out the Detail

Sat 14 Sep 2019
An extraordinarily special opportunity to see beyond Stanley Spencer's paintings and view some of his rarely seen sketches. With lots of hands-on activities and a pop-up vintage tearoom, this is sure to be a special experience.

Papercraft Workshop

Fri 11 Oct 2019
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

In the footsteps of Stanley Spencer; exhibition by Jen Gash - Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

Wed 16 Oct 2019
Jen Gash, Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018, exhibits sketches and paintings showing the Macedonian landscape where Stanley Spencer served.
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sandham children learning

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.

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

Sandham Chapel Doors (March 2019) - close-up

Making an Entrance 

The large oak doors at the front of the chapel bear the brunt of the English weather – come rain or shine. After years of protecting the chapel and paintings, the doors themselves are in need of repair.

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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