Chappel United Reformed Church: link to website
Chappel lies eight miles west of Colchester along the A1124, in the heart of the scenic Colne valley. The area is mainly rural, and has become a sought-after place to live with many residents commuting to London. Chappel has a primary school, a good pub and restaurant called the Swan, and a small Anglican Church built in 1352. The Rector has four parishes in the benefice, although they are currently in interregnum.
Chappel shares a village hall, general stores and post office and a railway station with Wakes Colne, its neighbour. The population is around five hundred. as is Wakes Colne. An impressive railway viaduct spanning the valley is the village’s famous landmark and the East Anglian Railway Museum attracts a lot of visitors.
The Chappel United Reformed Church is the only main-stream nonconformist church within a four-mile radius; the nearest URC being six miles away.
The Chapel, as it is affectionately known, takes pride in being friendly and welcoming, a place of joy and witness, where tradition and new ideas mix within the heritage of the Protestant Reformed discipline.
The Chapel premises are available for hire, please contact the Secretary.
For more information about us and a brief history of the Church, Click Here to download Chappel URC Welcome Leaflet