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

Sandham events Frank Knott

"Land Marks" - a solo exhibition by Frank Knott 

A stunning array of paintings depicting the immediate area around Sandham Memorial Chapel for you to see and buy by local artist Frank Knott. 10 - 29 June (Wednesday - Sunday only) 11am - 4pm. Exhibition free. Usual admission charge to the chapel.

Upcoming events

First World War poetry readings

Sun 04 Jun 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 Talks

Mon 05 Jun 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. Booking available soon.

Papercraft Workshop

Tue 06 Jun 2017
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Land Marks - a solo art exhibtion by Frank Knott

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


Sun 02 Jul 2017
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.

Drama: Stanley at the Beaufort War Hospital

Sat 15 Jul 2017
" It's all in the paintings" a play about the daily life of the Beaufort hospital through the eyes of the artist Stanley Spencer who served there as a medical orderly, the staff and patients described through our paintings.
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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.