Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Shed church: The Chapel of the Crosses

Jon and Muriel Richards run Hayes Pastures Farm B&B in leafy Worcestershire. It's a lovely spot, made lovelier by the shedlike chapel they've built in their back garden.

It's taken them a couple of years and £25,000 to build what their local vicar has named The Chapel of the Crosses where there is room for a respectable 12 in the congregation. It measures 8ft x 12ft and has everything you'd expect including stained glass, pews, and a large bronze crucifixion figure: much of the interior has been recycled from old church buildings from around the country. Commendably, the doors are never locked and guests at the B&B can use it whenever they want to visit. There is a Holy Communion Service there held by the Parish Vicar at 9.30am on the fifth Tuesday of the month.Via all sorts of places including the Daily Telegraph. Thanks to the many readers who mentioned this, especially Kerri.
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  1. Anonymous3:37 PM

    It won't be used much with services only on the fifth(!) Tuesday of each month.

  2. You're right, it's infrequent - but there is a fifth Tuesday next month (June) so if you fancy trying it out, that would be a timely time.

  3. It's wonderful! Great idea to use recycled church materials!