Summer Memories

There’s certainly more of a chill in the air, so it seems like a good time to remember those lovely summer days at the Old Chapel. Back in July our […]

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April (and a bit of May!) at the Old Chapel

A lot went on in our first full month open to the public, below are some of the highlights. Right at the beginning of April, Kate Vigurs, from History’s Maid, […]

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The first opening…..

It was a snowy first open weekend for The Old Chapel. On the morning of the 23 March, I woke up ready for the day ahead. Excited, nervous and curious all […]

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Costumed Making Workshop

Back at the end of February, Dawn Wood, from Ages of Elegance, came down to help a team of volunteers and I make some historic costumes. These costumes will be […]

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The Old Chapel plans to bring history to life using Costumed Interpreters. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make some of these costumes. On 18, 19 and 20 […]

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Why The Old Chapel?

Upminster Old Chapel Front Elevation

I’ve often been asked when out and about at different events ‘what is the significance of the building?’ and ‘why is it being saved?’ From the religious history of the […]

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Welcome to The Old Chapel Blog

Hello, I am Gemma Smith and I am the Heritage Officer for the Old Chapel. This blog will provide regular updates on what’s happening with the project. Currently, the renovation […]