Crewkerne Unitarians are holding an open afternoon at their historic chapel, on Wednesday June 16th at 2 pm. The chapel in Hermitage Street was originally built during the reign of King George the second in 1733. It was the first non-conformist place of worship to be built in the town and underwent restoration work in 1811.

The Grade 2* listed building can provide seating for up to 150 people, during services and blessings, under normal circumstances. A separate meeting room, which is available for private or group hire can be accessed either through the chapel or from a separate entrance, via a passageway, leading off of Hermitage Street. The chapel doors are being opened on Wednesday afternoon in line with Government regulations and safety measures will be fully in place.

Unitarian Student Minister, Elizabeth Harley, who is currently on placement with Crewkerne Unitarians is looking forward to meeting people for the first time. Elizabeth said: “It is a chance to come and ask about naming ceremonies, weddings and blessings or just to have a cup of tea and a chat. It will be lovely to meet you.” Crewkerne Unitarians are also looking for help with the chapel’s garden and odd jobs, so if anyone is interested in volunteering, the open afternoon provides an ideal opportunity to find out more about where the help is needed.

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