Providence Chapel is a unique Grade II* listed building and is now available as a resource for use and enjoyment by the local community.  It is open for hire and also open for visits by those interested in it's architecture and history - see Events page

The wooden chapel was originally built in 1797 as the guardhouse of a barracks in Horsham for troops assembled to repel an expected invasion by a French army under Emperor Napoleon. In 1815 it was moved to Charlwood on horse-drawn wagons and opened as a non-conformist chapel.

The restoration of the chapel has been organised by the Providence Chapel Charlwood Trust. Trust Chairman Brendon Sewill, says:

'This is a unique and remarkable building. There is none other like it in Britain. That it has survived for 220 years is almost miraculous.'  

When it is not being used by Charlwood School, the chapel is normally locked.  If you are intending to visit the chapel and would like to see inside, we will be pleased to show it to you.  

To fix a suitable time, please contact: Helen McKenna (Trust Secretary).   07806 564556 or providencesecretary@hotmail.com 

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