Lady Chapel Community Project

Restoring our remarkable Lady Chapel and creating a valuable space benefitting local people.

Lady Chapel Community Project

Restoring our remarkable Lady Chapel and creating a valuable space benefitting local people.

St Peter’s Lady Chapel is a unique collection of accomplished early 20th century decorative art. Rededicated as a War Memorial in 1921, the Chapel’s beautiful decorative scheme includes wall paintings by Henry Charles Brewer RI, fine Charles Kempe stained glass, and, just outside the Chapel, a painting by notable artist Edmund Fellowes Prynne.

Over the years, the wall paintings, walls, windows and floor have been damaged, and the altar rails removed. As a result, the original coherence and beauty of the space has been lost, and it is becoming increasingly unusable.

We are marking the Chapel’s rededication centenary by undertaking a full restoration and upgrade. Key work includes restoring the wall painting, windows and floor, repairing and painting the walls and conserving the painted ceiling. The project will preserve the Chapel’s unique heritage and provide a venue for activities benefitting a wide variety of local people.

We plan to carry out the work in early 2022. The full cost is around £54K and we need to find another £10K to reach our target. Significant donors to-date include:

Members of St Peter’s community

  • The Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Kempe Trust
  • The John & Ruth Howard Charitable Trust
  • Allchurches Trust
  • The Kirby Laing Foundation

As well as other generous supporters who wish to remain anonymous.

To find out how you can support the project, please contact the Parish Office. Cheques can be made payable to ‘St Peter's PCC’ and marked 'Lady Chapel Project' on the reverse.


 

 

 

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