Services and chapel talks

Sandham visitor in chapel

Our ongoing programme of events opens up new opportunities to be inspired by Sandham's creative roots, but in addition to our practical workshops we continue to hold our regular services and chapel talks.

Monthly chapel services

Wednesdays 4 September and 2 October 10.20 - 10.50am

Led by the Parish Rector David Bartholomew, these services include a poignant address and beautiful music, linked to themes of Stanley Spencer, the chapel and its paintings.  November and December will see our annual remembrance and Christmas services; further details below.

No booking required. Free. Donations invited


Chapel talks

Mondays 9 September and 4 November 11am - 1pm

Learn about the life and work of one of the most important 20th century artists - Sir Stanley Spencer and how his dream of a "Holy Box" came to fruition.

Our knowledgeable and passionate guides will tell how Stanley's service in the army medical corps, both in Bristol and Salonika, influenced the nineteen incredible paintings which line the chapel walls.  Learn more about Harry Sandham find out and why the chapel is dedicated to his memory.

There will be plenty of time for questions, as well as the opportunity to enjoy our historic orchard and garden of reflection, to explore our exhibition and to visit our shop.

Booking recommended. £8 plus usual entry to the chapel.

Booking 0344 249 1895


Remembrance Service

Monday 11 November 10.50 - 11.30am

Join us for our annual remembrance service - a poignant and moving memorial to the armistice in this unique setting.

No booking required. Free. Donations invited

Christmas Service

Wednesday 11 December 11am - 12pm

Led by the Parish Rector David Bartholomew, our annual Christmas service includes carols and music from the Newtown and Burghclere Handbell Ringers.

No booking required. Free. Donations invited

Unless otherwise stated, usual entry charges to the chapel apply.