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

Open Studios@Sandham

Sat 29 Apr 2017
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.

First World War poetry readings

Sat 06 May 2017
11:00-17:00
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 Talks May - June

Mon 08 May 2017
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.

Chapel Services

Tue 09 May 2017
10:00-10:30
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Land Marks - a solo art exhibtion by Frank Knott

Sat 10 Jun 2017
11:00-16:00
Inspired by the countryside around this immediate area of Burghclere and Sandham come and see and maybe purchase work from this local artist.

Ceramics@Sandham

Sun 02 Jul 2017
11:00-17:00
Four local ceramic artists whose work is inspired by nature, the land and the sea have teamed up to exhibit together in this very special setting.
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 Memorial Chapel

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.

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.

What did we do?

What else did we do?

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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.