Chapel in the Fields
The Chapel in the Fields is a project sponsored by the Manchester and Stockport Methodist District and is a place of creativity, spirituality, hospitality, worship and a resource to the wider church. It has the support of the North West districts through the regional chairs’ covenant relationship and of the North West Learning Network.
The Chapel in the Fields offers a safe space to Christians and non-Christians alike and has become a safe place for Quiet Days, retreats, and a venue for visiting groups. Over the last three years we have welcomed people from a wide area to come and enjoy the peaceful countryside surroundings. The refurbished Chapel also has a wood workshop where beautiful things are being made for sale.
Close to urban south Manchester, Sinderland Green Methodist Chapel is a small church in the countryside which has recently undergone significant refurbishment in 2016. The result is ‘space’ that embraces the heritage of the building and brings out the best of the Chapel, its beauty and simplicity.
The Chapel has the capacity as a resource and a base to reach very large numbers of people and intends to monitor carefully not just the numbers of people they touch but the effect on their spiritual lives. The Chapel believes that it can create a model for use of rural chapels and of practice in using creativity to support spiritual formation which could be replicated elsewhere in the country.
To find out more about the Chapel, you can visit their website here.