The Old Chapel is open monthly for its tea and talks, during half term for painting pottery cafe and for set weekends we will open to the public with free entry.

Pottery Cafe

No further events are planned for 2018 but we will be publishing our Painting Pottery Cafe in the new year.


Tea and Talks

The Old Chapel hosts monthly Tea and Talk Events. They are free to attend if you are a Friend of the Old Chapel, otherwise £2 per person, and refreshments are included.

Booking is required. To book a place please contact Charlotte at


Weds 9 January, 10.30am –How Upminster Was Developed, Tony Benton

Our local historian returns to tell us how Upminster developed from the 18th Century onwards.


Weds 13 February, 10.30am – Turner and Constable, Chris White

Join Chris White as he explores artists John Constable and Joseph Turner and their paintings.


Weds 13 March, 10.30am – Archaeology at the Mill and more, Paul Sainsbury

The site of Upminster Windmill once comprised of 16 buildings including a Mill House, Workers Cottages, a steam mill etc. Find out more about the excavations of the buildings that were demolished in the 1960s.


Weds 10 April, 10.30am – My Journey through Genealogy (Family History to You & Me) Cranham, Keith Finch

Listen to Keiths personal journey through his family history, including some of the pitfalls but also some of the surprising finds along what has been a very long journey.



Getting Here

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The Old Chapel
Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School
St Mary’s Lane
RM14 2QR
Telephone: 01708 222660

The Old Chapel is on St Mary’s Lane in Upminster, in the grounds of Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School, opposite the Windmill. There is limited parking during term time, because of this we recommend using public transport where possible.



The Old Chapel is a five minute walk from Upminster Bridge underground station which is on the District line. It is a 10 minute walk from Upminster overground station, also on the District line with regular overground trains to and from London.


The 248 stops at various points along St Mary’s Lane, the closest stop is Upminster Windmill.