Latest News

Chapel wins UK Heritage Award

THE CHAMPAGNE corks have been popping once again for the team at Stratford’s Guild Chapel – this time winning a prestigious prize at the 2019 UK Heritage Awards. The awards were handed out at an exclusive ceremony celebrating the best heritage experiences and places to stay in the UK, hosted at Grocer’s Hall in London on 25th March. The UK […]

Read more

New app opens window to the past

TECHNOLOGY is unlocking a window to the past at Stratford’s Guild Chapel – allowing visitors to see the building and its paintings in all their medieval glory for the first time in almost 500 years. It’s all possible thanks to a new app – which gives people a virtual reality view of how the Chapel would have looked when its […]

Read more

MoU with University of York signed

SARA Aspley, Stratford Town Trust’s Chief Executive, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Departments of Archaeology and History at the University of York. Dr Kate Giles and colleagues from the University’s Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture have been working with the Trust for over ten years, researching the Guild Chapel’s remarkable surviving scheme of medieval […]

Read more

More recognition for our conservation

WE’RE in the running to win a prize at the 2019 UK Heritage Awards! The awards cover 13 categories all celebrating the best in UK heritage and are organised by Visit Heritage. There are 13 categories – with the Guild Chapel shortlisted in ‘Best Hidden Gem’. The winners are set to be announced in London on March 25th. The Chapel has […]

Read more

All set for Shakespeare Week 2019

WE’RE so excited to once again be part of Shakespeare Week this March. As part of the Warwickshire schools Joint Open Day on March 22nd, we’ll be welcoming back the Orchestra of the Swan for a series of free music workshops, when schools can work with professional musicians to explore the music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. Children are also invited […]

Read more

Our volunteers win Team of the Year!

HUGE congratulations to our amazing team of volunteers, who have scooped Team of the Year at the annual Pride of Stratford Awards! A huge thank you to all of you for volunteering your time to help share our very special Chapel with visitors from far and wide. We really couldn’t do it without you. The Pride of Stratford Awards, organised […]

Read more

2019 organ recitals

THE FRIENDS of the Guild Chapel will be hosting their next organ recital on Saturday 2nd March, when they will welcome Paul Dewhurst of Leeds Minster. The recital starts at 5pm and admission is free, with a retiring collection. A further recital will follow on Saturday 11th May, featuring Andrew Jones, formerly of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. Please follow the link […]

Read more

Feature: Sir John Betjeman Award

WE WERE overjoyed to win the Sir John Betjeman Award for 2018 – the prestigious annual prize bestowed by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The award commended the skilled conservation of our internationally-significant medieval wall paintings, applied late in the 15th/early in the 16th Century and then limewashed over less than a century later following the Reformation. […]

Read more

Join us as a volunteer

IF YOU’RE looking to do something new in the New Year, why not think about joining us as a volunteer? You’d be joining our brilliant team of volunteer guides supporting us and helping to share the Guild Chapel’s story. (A huge thank you to each and every one of you – we really couldn’t do it without you.) It continues to […]

Read more

Christmas at the Chapel

THE CHAPEL remains open throughout Christmas so please do step inside for a little tranquility in the heart of the town, and to explore our medieval past and paintings. Please note we are closed on one day – December 22nd – when a wedding will take place. As always in December we enjoy hosting many carols and services for different […]

Read more