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) every first and third Sunday of the month from April to October. Our 2017 open days and special events are listed below:


London Open House

Sunday 17 September 2pm-5pm. Free Entrance. We will be taking part in Open House London and providing regular tours of the building.

Harvest Festival

Sunday 1 October 2pm-5pm. Free Entrance. Join us for some Harvest Craft Activities or drop in to donate items that will go to a local foodbank.

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 25 November 10am-5pm. Free Entrance. Browse a variety of stalls and grab something for the Christ


Painting Pottery Cafe

Adult Pottery Cafe

Adult Pottery Cafes are £5 per person. Booking is required and include drink and snacks but not the pottery items themselves.

Monday 8 November 7pm-9:30pm -(Christmas Themed)

Childrens Pottery Cafe 

The Pottery Café operates on a first come, first served basis and prices start from £3.

Pottery Cafe will be on during the summer school holidays every Thursday from 27th July – 31st August from 10am-2pm.

Saturday 7 October 10am-4pm (Christmas Themed)


Family Activities 

Tuesday 24 October 10.30am – 12.30pm. Join us during half term for some autumnul themed craft activities. The sessions are drop in and cost £3 per child.


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.

Weds 13 September, 10.30am – Quilts and me, Sarah Sparkes

Listen to a professional talking about the art of quilt making.

Weds 11 October, 10.30am – London in Art, Chris White

A talk about the artists who painted and lived in our city.

Weds 8 November, 10.30am – The role of women of Huguenot descent in The Great War 1914-1918, Keith Finch

Keith is back to explore the role of Huguenot women in the War.


Booking is required. To book a place please contact the Heritage Officer on 01708 642919

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.