Low Ham Chapel

Who we are:  

Low Ham Chapel is a small rural church.  We are a group of Bible-believing Christians who endeavour to follow the example of Christ, to study the Bible, and to encourage one another in our spiritual journeying and in practical ways.  Although the chapel is run independently it is affiliated to the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches.  We are a very tiny part of the worldwide Christian family and are certain that the Bible and Christianity are as relevant now as they have ever been.

Although we are few in number and situated off the beaten track, you will find that we are a friendly group of people who would be very encouraged by a visit from you.

Main meetings:  

Sundays 11am-12noon & 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Thursday evening Prayer meeting & Bible Study, contact for details.

What we do:

As well as our Sunday meetings we support various organisations overseas, in the UK and in our neighbourhood.  Our local outreach includes: ‘Bus|Stop|Kids'; services at Portcullis House (residential home for the elderly); contributions to the ‘Roundabout’ parish magazine; Harvest suppers; school assemblies, and junior-school R.E. lessons.  We enjoy an occasional fellowship lunch and a monthly after-church cuppa with cakes and biscuits.  Sometimes we share services with Henley Christian Fellowship which is just a couple of miles from us.  We also enjoy taking part in the annual Steam Fair where we hold a short morning service, often to the accompaniment of a beautifully restored steam organ.  Autumn is a busy time collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child to pass on. 

Contact: To contact us please click here

Location:  

The chapel is situated in the centre of Low Ham on the T-junction of Mortons Lane and Pool Alley.  Postcode: TA10 9DT.  It is sometimes confused with the beautiful 17th century Church in the Field which is proof that there has been a Christian influence on the village for hundreds of years. 

History:  

Low Ham Chapel was built in 1884, and is constructed from the local blue lias stone. There is plenty of onsite parking. The chapel's original windows were stained-glass; however a bomb-blast during World War 2 destroyed those on the car park side.  Stained-glass windows are unusual in non-conformist churches as they were considered too fancy.  One such as the main window at the front of the church is extremely unusual, typically the design would have been a pattern rather than a scene depicting people.  

Facilities:

The chapel remained much the same for 100 years until the ‘lean-to’ rooms were added in the early 1980s giving the luxury of indoor plumbing, shortly after that a second storey was put in to make heating the chapel more efficient, this had the bonus of doubling the floor space with a nice room upstairs.  More recently a kitchen has been installed along with an accessible toilet, a wheelchair ramp, and a hearing loop.  It is lovely if children can stay in the service, but for those who feel more at ease taking small children out, there is a large welcoming space upstairs with toys and comfy seating where the service can be heard.