Sandham Memorial Chapel

Important notice -

We will be open on Wednesday 13 December from 12 - 3pm with free entry upon presentation of a National Lottery ticket. There is a Service with hand bell ringing from 11- 12 which you are welcome to join.

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

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Things to see and do 

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What's on

Upcoming events

First World War poetry readings

Sat 03 Mar 2018
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 Services

Wed 07 Mar 2018
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Chapel Talks

Mon 12 Mar 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 23 Mar 2018
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Jewellery workshop

Fri 23 Mar 2018
Our first jewellery workshop was so popular we are repeating it so you too can discover the basics of beaded bracelets and earrings.

Easter Wreath making workshop

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Create your own seasonal wreath including different varieties of greenery and decorations.
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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.

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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