Wainsgate Chapel is a former Baptist chapel hidden away down a quiet track on a hillside just outside Hebden Bridge in the South Pennines of West Yorkshire.

The historic Grade II listed building has a thriving international arts programme with regular concerts, dance performances, open studios, workshops and residencies, as well as many other events from exhibitions and film nights to markets and heritage events, which attract and engage with communities from near and far.

Our programme brings growing numbers of people together from the local area and from much further afield in high quality, thought provoking and life affirming events.

It’s a special place. The sort of place that people walk into and instantly fall in love with, and all the events that take place here are offered with huge care and enthusiasm in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

Find out about out more about Wainsgate’s rich heritage including information about the Wainsgate QR Code Trail; The Wainsgate Graveyard Project;  Wainsgate Remembered photographic archive and oral history project.

You can also read about our plans for a Garden for Lost Workers – a national memorial to remember all those who have lost their lives at work working with renowned garden designer and local resident, Jack Wallington.

Wainsgate Chapel is owned by the Historic Chapels Trust and run entirely by an enthusiastic and dedicated and growing group of  local volunteers who bring a wide variety of skills to the table.

Wainsgate Chapel recently became a registered charity. If you would like to support us in our work to continue to keep the building open and to develop our programme of arts, community and heritage projects, click on the donate button below and go to our Donorbox page to donate online.

Take a look around the website to see what’s going on in our busy and varied programme, get involved, or just come and visit soon!

Wainsgate Chapel Charity relies on donations and income from events to take care of the building and grounds, to ensure that Wainsgate can continue to be a thriving space for the communities who access it and to secure a sustainable future. If you would like to support us, please click the button below to go to our Donorbox page.