The Friends of Union Chapel help restore and preserve Union Chapel and organise a variety of activities in the building.


Who We Are

The Friends are an independent, non-religious registered charity made up of a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Our members come from all sorts of backgrounds – many are local residents and all are lovers of heritage and architecture who work together to support the chapel.

Anyone can become a Friend of Union Chapel and we love to welcome new members! 

Annual subscription:

£20 adult | £10 concessions | £35 Corporate/Family

Join the Friends of Union Chapel

As a Friend of Union Chapel you'll get regular newsletters, invitations to events of special interest and the opportunity to take part in our regular events and archive sessions.

Committee 2021–22
Chair - George Allan

Secretary - Juliet Johnson

Treasurer - Jennifer Sharpley

Vanessa Easlea, Kathryn Dixon, Andrew Gardner, Elizabeth Walker, and Richard Wallington.

Registered Charity No. 288545

Contact us: [email protected] 

What We Do

We were founded in 1981 in response to the attempt to demolish Union Chapel and have been working ever since to help preserve this Grade 1 and Grade 2* listed building. 


We hold working sessions throughout the year with the current focus being on Union Chapel’s collection of archive documents and ephemera. For more details contact:

Phone: Union Chapel mainline - 020 7226 1686 | Email: [email protected]

Library & Archive Work

The Friend’s Archive Group & Library Group is working towards cataloguing the Chapel’s extensive collection of papers, books and ephemera. We are aiming to find a sustainable future for this important archive as part of the Sunday School Stories Project. 


Fundraising & Annual Subscriptions

The Friends' support the restoration of the buiding and its use by the community, and many of the interests of the Friends are those of the UCP.

Donate and Pay Subscriptions Online

Banking Details:

Friends of Union Chapel

Lloyds Bank

Highbury Corner Branch

Sort Code: 30-94-21 | Account Number: 01290961

Alternatively send a cheque made payable to: 

Friends of Union Chapel c/o Union Chapel Office, 19b Compton Terrace, Islington N1 2UN.