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 art exhibtion Klugman Poetry

Painting from the Heart - a solo exhibition by Sydney Klugman. 

Sydney describes his love of art as all embracing, and is heavily drawn to the psychological drama of life and its impact on our lives. Saturday 1st - Sunday 21st April (Wednesday - Sunday only) 11am - 4pm.

Upcoming events

First World War poetry readings

Sat 01 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
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 2017

Mon 03 Apr 2017
11:00-13:00
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.

Chapel Services

Tue 11 Apr 2017
10:00-10:30
Join us for one of our monthly Services conducted by our Parish Rector.

Papercraft Workshop

Tue 11 Apr 2017
11:00-12:30
Learn about the artistic medium of paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.

Decopatch workshop

Tue 11 Apr 2017
14:00-16:00
Learn the art of decopatch using gorgeous papers to decorate your own choice of item. This event will be available for you to book at the beginning of February.

Open Studios@Sandham

Sat 29 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
Come and see 10 different local artists' work all part of West Berkshire Open Studios in this very special setting. Talk to the artists about their creations, see what has inspired them and perhaps buy something special too.
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Groups

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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History

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.