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.


Opening Times:

The Old Chapel is open from 2pm – 5 pm (unless otherwise stated) on selected Sundays during from April to October. Our 2018 open days and special events are listed below:


Open Days

Saturday 21st July 2pm-5pm - Free entry

The Old Chapel will be open for you to come and learn about the history of the building and Upminster.


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 the Heritage Officer on 01708 642919


Weds 13 June, 10.30am – WWI, Chris White

Join Chris as he talks about WWI.

Weds 11 July, 10.30am – Havering Local Studies, Simon Donoghue

Hear about the very many interesting items in our local studies library.

Weds 8 August, 10.30am –NZ Based Crime Thriller “Revenge”, Kevin Gill

Join Kevin as he talks about his latest novel, and being a writer of fiction

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.



Getting Here

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The Old Chapel
Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School
St Mary’s Lane
RM14 2QR
Telephone: 01708 642919

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.