Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Chapel

The local writing group and radio station with which I am involved acquired a grant for a former Methodist chapel.  
Seacroft Methodist Church has been present in the Seacroft Community since 1874, and is sited close to where John Wesley preached in the open air on the village green.
The Chapel, as it is known, has been totally, but in a way sympathetically, renovated. There are various flexible spaces for viewings, musical presentations, dance and drama as well as a couple of recording studios.  
 The Chapel today

 The writing isn't on the wall, it's on the window

 The original pews, ceiling rose and organ, which has been restored

 The illustrations of sound in blue say 'to the people from the people' and the squiggles etched on the blue glass are the sound waves of our oral signatures, mine included.

 The round window glows red from the outside when recording is taking place

 Words from the poems of our poets

From a room in the local library and a home-made studio over a parade of shops, we now have a wonderful base for all ages and activities.
 It may be a Chapel but we are indeed blessed!


  1. It is great to see when such buildings are not only preserved as a structure, but also put to good use, and so thoughtfully done! The idea of illustrating sound on the windows is a very creative one, I really like it.

  2. It looks great.

    I agree with Librarian, it's good to see an old building still being used.


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