The Chapel is open to visitors from the beginning of May until the end of September on certain days (refer to our events page), or by arrangement, and is used throughout the year for a great variety of activities under the headings of:

  • Heritage
    Maintaining and conserving the historic heritage of the Building and its unique Archives, which cover many aspects of the building’s years as a Grammar School, is our main purpose. The unique Listed Grade ll* building is a focus for Ashburton town heritage. The historic Portreeve Ceremony and Ancient Court Meetings take place here. Ashburton History and Preservation Society also meets here. 
  • Culture
    The building is used for a great variety of music, drama, poetry and arts and crafts events and groups. It is a major centre for the Assoc. Board Royal School of Music Exams and Diploma Exams and is one of the venues for the annual Two Moors Festival.
  • Community
    St Lawrence Chapel is used by many local and regional groups and organisations for a very wide range of community activities and exhibitions and is a major centre for all kinds of music because of the superb acoustics in the Chapel.

Please note that the Chapel is now fully accessible for everyone now that access works (including ramps and a fully accessible toilet) have been installed.