Make a donation to help us reveal even more hidden secrets of The Guild Chapel

The Guild Chapel is an exceptional example of late medieval civic architecture housing a unique sequence of wall-paintings which were covered up in the late 16th century.

The paintings are currently concealed by a significant scheme of wall panelling designed by renowned 20th century architect Stephen Dykes-Bower installed in the 1950s. This has created the appearance of an Oxford College Chapel and has partially protected the paintings from daily wear but hides them from sight and forms a microclimate within the panelling. We are fundraising to assess the state of preservation to decide how best to conserve these paintings and adapt the panelling scheme to make them accessible both for study and ongoing conservation and research.

In working on this project, we want to play our part in reviving heritage and cultural engagement, sharing and developing key professional skills nationally and internationally and contributing to the ongoing discussion around composite conservation and heritage preservation at all levels. 
Any help you can give to help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.



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Guild Estate from Guild Estate

The Guild Estate is a very old charity in Stratford Upon Avon, England, which is custodian of the Guild Chapel.


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  • Tue, June 7 2022, 4:54 PM : On 11th June @ 2pm enjoy an hour of Oliver Gray’s eclectic mix of original #folk & singer songwriter influenced songs & tunes in the wonderful surrounds of the Guild Chapel. Donations will be welcome for the restoration of the Guild Chapel medieval wall paintings #livemusic https://t.co/Wwo7ypD8oR
  • Wed, March 2 2022, 1:26 PM : The Guild Chapel will be closed until approx 10 April as conservation takes place as part of our #DeathRevealed project. We'll share updates as work gets underway. Many thanks to The Pilgrim Trust, The Rigby Foundation & our Crowdfunder supporters. https://t.co/2JMiEZBCbH https://t.co/9oj9CKgw1A
  • Tue, February 15 2022, 12:00 PM : The Guild Chapel will be closed 28 Feb - approx 10 April for conservation work as part of our Death Revealed project. In the meantime, you can still visit us during half term or take part in the family friendly Hugh Clopton Trail https://t.co/Ie7CF5LTrh #deathrevealed https://t.co/4uAsDbN82z
  • Tue, February 15 2022, 10:45 AM : RT @OurTownTrust: Join us as we celebrate #RandomActsofKindnessWeek on 19th Feb at The Ken Kennett Centre - a community drop in event with…