Friends of Union Chapel

The Friends of Union Chapel help restore and preserve Union Chapel, Islington, and organise a variety of activities in the building.

Chapel interior

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

Join the Friends of Union Chapel Now

Friends of Union Chapel get regular newsletters, invitations to events of special interest and the opportunity to take part in our regular maintenance workdays.

CommitteeFriends high res

Chair – George Allan

Secretary – Anthony Richardson

Treasurer – Jennifer Sharpley

Publications Secretary – Catherine Brighty

Membership Secretary – Vanessa Easlea

Registered Charity No. 288545

Contact us


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.

Work Days

We hold work days throughout the year with the current focus being on Union Chapel’s collection of documents and ephemera.

Come to a Work Day


Friends cleaning the stairs


Library & Archive Work

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

Come to an Archive Evening

opening plate from Centenary of Union Chapel 1899



We are currently raising money to support the work of the Organ Project.

Donate Online

Alternatively  send a cheque made payable to Friends of Union Chapel c/o Union Chapel Office, 19b Compton Terrace, Islington N1 2UN.

FOUC Accounts 2016-17 AGM format