Welcome to the Guild Chapel.
The Guild Chapel one of Stratford’s best-known buildings. Situated on the corner of Chapel Lane and Church Street, it overlooks the site of New Place, Shakespeare’s Stratford home, in which he died, in April 1616.
It was largely built in the fifteenth century, as the chapel for the Guild of the Holy Cross, which was suppressed by Henry VIII.
In the following centuries the building was very poorly maintained hence the creation in 1954 of The Friends of the Guild Chapel.
The LINKS on the left provide detailed information on the Friends, their work, future events, membership and contacts. Also the fascinating story of the Guild Chapel it’s history and the wall-paintings.