The chapel was transferred into the Historic Chapels Trust’s ownership by the Yorkshire Baptist Association in 2002, after it fell out of use for regular worship. Wainsgate is considered to be ‘at risk’ by English Heritage and is listed grade II*.
Wainsgate is looked after locally by the Friends of Wainsgate group which is responsible for the day to day running of the building and the events that take place there.
The Chapel can seat up to 300 people. Adjacent to it is a 2-storey former Sunday school which is the same size as the Chapel.
There are artists’ studios at Wainsgate Chapel Sunday School. There is currently a waiting list, contact Dave Nelson for more details.
Wainsgate Chapel has become well known for its series of concerts which take place between April and October. The Chapel has a superb acoustic and has suited the many genres of music that has been performed there extremely well.
Funerals, baby naming ceremonies, wedding solemnisations, Christingle services for Old Town School, viola workshop, Heritage open weekends (every September).
Friends of Wainsgate have installed heating, theatre lighting and had all the Chapel’s own lighting repaired.
The Chapel is available for community and artistic use. Please get in touch with Dave Nelson on 01422 843315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in using it.