Sandham Memorial Chapel

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Things to see and do 

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Away from the Western Front - Salonika & Sandham 

In a new exhibition, watch a film about an often overlooked part of the First World War; the Salonika Campaign. Focussing on the front where both Stanley Spencer and Harry Sandham served, the exhibition features the responses of homeless veterans to the Salonika story.

Sandham for children

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What's on

Upcoming events

Papercraft Workshop

Fri 20 Jul 2018
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Painting with watercolour crystals

Fri 20 Jul 2018
Working from a variety of still-life items you will create visually stunning artwork with this freeform method of super-highly-pigmented and unpredictable water based crystals.

Chapel Services

Wed 08 Aug 2018
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Silk painting workshop

Fri 10 Aug 2018
Learn about the fabulous art of silk painting with a local artist.

Chapel Talks

Mon 13 Aug 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.

Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood

Sat 18 Aug 2018
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.
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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.

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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