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About Wainsgate

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.

Artists’ Studios

There are artists’ studios at Wainsgate Chapel Sunday School. There is currently a waiting list, contact Dave Nelson for more details.

Music events

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.

Wainsgate Dances

Wainsgate Dances is an international programme of high-quality dance activities curated and produced by dance artist Charlie Morrissey and artist/producer Rob Hopper at Wainsgate Chapel.  Find out more plus lots of images (soon) on the Wainsgate Dances page


The burial ground is still accepting burials, contact Chris Barnett chrisbobbins@gmail.com to arrange this, or to buy a plot.

Other events

The Chapel is available for community and artistic use. Please get in touch with Dave Nelson dave@piano40.co.uk if you are interested in using it.