Our chapel is a stunning Grade-II listed building, designed by
George Pace (one of the
leading ecclesiastical architects of his day) and built in 1958-61.
According to the website
British Listed Buildings, the chapel is:
“one of Pace's best churches, deceptive in its simplicity and design, using
local materials `to appear to grow out of the dale', as Pace intended. It is
also liturgically advanced for its date in England, with its free-standing altar
placed in front of the side wall.”
Only a few twentieth-century buildings within
the Yorkshire Dales National Park have been listed, which makes our chapel
doubly special, and the unusual, steeply pitched roof is visible from the other
side of the dale.
Prayer, worship & concerts
The chapel offers a lovely space
for prayer, worship and concerts and can comfortably seat about 150 people. More
importantly, it has been described by guests as a ‘thin place’, where heaven and
earth appear to interconnect.
There is a sound system with mixing
desk, mics for singers and speakers, and channels for instruments. There is also
a high-quality data projector, powerful enough to be used even on very bright