The Old Chapel is open to the public on set weekends with free entry. There are special event weekends throughout the year, monthly tea and talks, and heritage workshops.


Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 3rd November 10am-4pm – Free Entry.

The Old Chapel will be having its annual Christmas Craft Fair. Come along and browse stalls which vary from knitted/crocheted items, gifts, cards, home decor, Christmas decorations and more.

Pottery Cafe

Christmas Themed Children’s Pottery Cafe

Tuesday 23rd October 10am-2pm

Join us during the October half term for our Christmas Themed Pottery Cafe – we will also be having non-Christmas related items to paint.We operate on a first come first served basis and you pay per item you paint.


Christmas Themed Adult’s Pottery Cafe

Mon 12th November, 7pm-9.30pm. £5 admission.

Adults Pottery Cafe. It’s now the grown ups turn to enjoy getting creative and paint pottery items ready for Christmas. Booking is required and is £5 per person, this includes drink and snacks but not the pottery items themselves. To book please contact the Heritage Officer on 01708 222660 or


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 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.



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.