Sandham Memorial Chapel

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Things to see and do 

Sandham orchard apple close up

Autumn at Sandham Memorial Chapel 

Walk in the footsteps of artist Stanley Spencer taking in his ‘Holy Box’ and the village of Burghclere, Hampshire. In the chapel’s orchard, look out for trees ‘groaning’ with the weight of apples including local varieties.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Prayer and Remembrance

Sat 29 Sep 2018
Join us for an evening of beautiful and reflective choral music performed by Winchester Consort, directed by David Hurley.

Never Such Innocence

Sun 30 Sep 2018
A narrative recital of words and music from the First World War.

Protest and Propaganda: British artists in two World Wars

Tue 09 Oct 2018
A talk by James Russell comparing how British artists recorded their impression of conflict in both the wars.

Chapel Services

Wed 10 Oct 2018
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Chapel Talks

Mon 15 Oct 2018
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 19 Oct 2018
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.
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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.

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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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