The Old Chapel holds a unique place in the religious history of Upminster.
It was built in 1800 as an alternative place of worship for Protestant Dissenters before the group grew too big for the building and moved away in 1911 when the building was taken over by another group
It has recently been fully restored for the public to enjoy. There are exhibitions where you can come and learn about the building and its religious past, as well as the heritage of Upminster and the surrounding area. With temporary exhibitions, open days and family events, there is a variety of things to do during a visit to the Old Chapel site. In addition to this, the Old Chapel is available for school visits and as a hire venue.
Here are a few of the upcoming events;
WEDS 12 SEPT, 10.30am – ROMFORD OUTRAGE, LINDA RHODES
Come and hear about the Romford Outrage – the murder of Inspector Simmonds in 1885
WEDS 17 OCT, 10.30am – MY GRANDFATHERS LIFE, KEITH FINCH
A look at William Stanley Finch’s life and a reflection of his World War One story
WEDS 14 NOV, 10.30am VICTORIAN CRANHAM, JOHN PHILLIPS
John will return to talk about life in Cranham in Victorian times.
There are also Tea and Talks at the Old Chapel that take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Admission for Friends of the Old Chapel is free otherwise £2 per person including refreshments.
No booking required.
For additional information please contact the Heritage Officer on 01708 642919 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information check out the website www.theoldchapelupminster.co.uk