Mary Sumner House Chapel

Part of the headquarters of the Mothers Union, this chapel is full of images and artwork celebrating women.

About this church

The Mary Sumner Chapel is a simple and serene space situated close to Westminster Abbey within the Mothers Union Headquarters, a building designed by Claude W Ferrier between the Wars. Ferrier also designed Arsenal football club’s former stadium at Highbury.

Windows show images of Julian of Norwich and St Hilda of Whitby, and the roll of honour remembers the names of members of the Union who lost their lives during wartime. As well as the windows and the roll of honour, there is a nine bay oak screen with traceried panels at the roadside end of the chapel.  

Key Features

  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Social heritage stories
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

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