From w/c 11th April we will be open 10:30-4pm Tues to Sat. We don’t have enough staff and volunteers at present to cover Sundays except for events, I hope this will change as the season progresses. Over the Easter hols we will stick to the advertised opening days of Tues, Thurs-Sunday.
We now have a learning and participation officer, Holly Isted. She will be particularly interested in any schools wishing to use our facilities . She can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org .
Always happy to hear from anyone wanting to help with the running of the Chapel. If you would like to volunteer please contact Vicky Etheridge, the Development Manager, email: email@example.com .
The Website is in the process of development. Nevertheless we hope you may find some interesting information about the chapel, contact forms, documents relating to our history and the CCT's activity.
For over 600 years the wonderful carved roof angels, the dazzling stained glass and the history contained within St Nicholas' Chapel have inspired locals and visitors alike.
To protect this rich history for the future and enable this incredible building to remain as one of the jewels in King's Lynn's crown, a major fund raising campaign by the CCT and local people, has been conducted to fund both vital restoration work and an element of modernisation, costing over £2.7 million to complete.
The Chapel is still a consecrated and occasional services and some local funerals are still held. It is also in regular use for concerts, exhibitions and workshops. The modernisation work has provide better space and facilities for these events which you can view in the Venue section.
The Friends of St Nicholas promote the Chapel, and work with the Churches Conservation trust to make it a vibrant part of the local community. Under 'Friends' you can find out more about our activities.
We have added the rehanging of the ring of 8 bells to the project. These are known to be a particularly fine ring. The bells have been returned and we will be looking to populate the tower with enthusiastic bell ringers. Practice sessions are being held on the third Wednesday of the month at 1930 hrs.On the 6th of December 2016 a peel of Cambridge Surprise Major was rung.
We have now started our lectures on bellringing funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.. The next one will be on 21st May, Let Steeple Bells be Rungen, by Chris Pickford, archivist at Taylors Bellfounders.
The STER CHORAL COURSE AND CONCERTS will perform at St Nicholas on 8th April, preceeded by a quarter peel on the bells, and then in South Creek on the 9th. see events for details and ticketing information.