Wainsgate Chapel is a former Baptist chapel hidden away down a quiet track on a hillside just outside Hebden Bridge in the South Penines 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 Open Days, which attract and engage with communities from near and far.

Find out about out more about Wainsgate’s rich heritage including information about The Wainsgate Graveyard Project and our Wainsgate Remembered photographic archive and aural history project.

You can also read about our plans for a Garden for Lost Workers to remember all those who have lost their lives at work.

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.

Wainsgate Chapel is owned by the Historic Chapels Trust and is run by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of  local volunteers with a variety of skills – the Friends of Wainsgate.

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!