Friends of Union Chapel

Friends of Union Chapel

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-denominational charity made up of a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Our members come from also 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 | £5 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 maintenance workdays.

Chair – George Allan

Secretary – Anthony Richardson

Treasurer – Jennifer Sharpley

Publications Secretary – Catherine Brighty

Membership Secretary – Vanessa Easlea

Registered Charity No. 288545

Contact us: [email protected] 

What We Do

We were founded in 1982 in response to the attempt to demolish Union Chapel and have been working ever since to help preserve this Grade 1 listed building. 


We hold work days throughout the year with the current focus being on Union Chapel’s collection of documents and ephemera.

Library & Archive Work

The Friend’s Archive Group work towards cataloguing the Chapel’s extensive collection of papers, books and records. We are also looking for ways to find a sustainable future of this archive.


We are currently raising money to support the work of the Organ Project.

Donate Online

Alternatively send a cheque made payable to:

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