The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin



2006 was the 650th Anniversary of the Chantry Chapel

- this years programme

What's been happening


"Four Chantry Chapels stood at the principal entrances to the medieval town of Wakefield - St Mary Magdalene's at Westgate Bridge, St John the Baptist near the site of the present lodge to the Grammar School in Northgate, St Swithin's beyond Eastmoor on the road to York and the Chapel of St Mary the Virgin on Wakefield Bridge". This intoduction is taken from a leaflet by John Goodchild and is published by the Friends of the Chantry Chapel, Wakefield



Although, many chapels of this kind were built only four have survived the years, Rotherham, St Ives, Bradford-on-Avon and, of course, the Chapel on the bridge at Wakefield.

This unofficial site, however, the only site dedicated to Wakefield's only remaining Chantry Chapel, aims to inform about the past, the present and the future, as well as support the Friends of the Chantry Chapel in their efforts to keep the chapel for future generations.

¦ St Mary Magdalene's Chapel ¦ St John the Baptist Chapel ¦ St Swithin's Chapel ¦  Chapel of St Mary the Virgin on Wakefield Bridge ¦

¦ Services & Events held in the Chapel on the Bridge ¦ Friends of the Chantry Chapel ¦ Photo Album ¦ Hauntings and Houdini ¦ Internal Pictures ¦ Party on the Bridge 2006  + short report ¦


New for 2007

A new full-colour leaflet about the Chantry has been commissioned, this replaces the 2 A5 leaflets which give a short history and guide of the Chapel. The leaflet folds to A 4 size but can equally be made into a wall poster. The leaflet sells at £2 in person when visiting the Chantry or by post to UK mainland for £2.50. To purchase a copy or enquire about postage overseas please contact Kate Taylor


Personal memories of the Chantry chapel - where you christened or married there or have you been to an open day or other event, share your memories and your photographs


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the original guestbook has been removed due to 'spamming' but please visit the new guestbook and leave your message, thank you.

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last updated Jan 2013

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