The Friends of Union Chapel help restore and preserve Union Chapel, Islington, and organise a variety of activities in the building.
Who We Are
The Friends are an independent, non-denominational charity made up of a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Our members come from also sorts of backgrounds – many are local residents and all are lovers of heritage and architecture who work together to support the chapel.
Anyone can become a Friend of Union Chapel and we love to welcome new members! Annual subscription:
£20 adult | £5 concessions | £35 Corporate/Family
Friends of Union Chapel get regular newsletters, invitations to events of special interest and the opportunity to take part in our regular maintenance workdays.
Chair – George Allan
Secretary – Anthony Richardson
Treasurer – Jennifer Sharpley
Publications Secretary – Catherine Brighty
Membership Secretary – Vanessa Easlea
Registered Charity No. 288545
What We Do
We were founded in 1982 in response to the attempt to demolish Union Chapel and have been working ever since to help preserve this Grade 1 listed building.
Join us on the last Saturday of the month between 10 am – 1 pm for a morning of (hopefully not too onerous) restoration and maintenance washed down with plenty of coffee!
You’ll find us digging in the garden, polishing pews, replacing the Chapel’s original umbrella stands, scraping off paint, fixing guttering and generally giving Union Chapel a bit of TLC.
The Friend’s Archive Group work towards cataloguing the Chapel’s extensive collection of papers, books and records. We are also looking for ways to find a sustainable future of this archive.
Investigate the archive on line
We are currently raising money to support the work of the Organ Project.
Alternatively send a cheque made payable to Friends of Union Chapel c/o Union Chapel Office, 19b Compton Terrace, Islington N1 2UN.