Wath Chapel

Wath, North Yorkshire

Opening Times

Occasional services only.


Parking available nearby

Wath Chapel has five walls, but is not a regular pentagon; it was simply built to fit the shape of the land that was given for it in 1859. It is one of the smallest chapels in Methodism and it sits on the end of a terrace of cottages.

In June 2014 Wath Chapel celebrated its 150th anniversary, but Wesleyan Methodism in Wath dates back to 1812 and a society led by 'Brother' Jonathan Lupton. Rudyard Kipling's grandfather was once a minister. 

Situated close to the Nidderdale Way it is frequently visited by walkers and is being adapted to offer simple hospitality; a stopping place on the way.  It is also used for study, quiet days and as a gallery space for the Nidd Art Trail.

It is part of the Church in the Dale ecumenical alliance in Nidderdale.