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:
Maintaining the historic heritage of the Building and its unique Archives, which cover many aspects of the building’s years as a Grammar School. Also as 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. The annual ancient ale tasting and bread weighing ceremonies are focused on and around the Chapel.
The building is used for a great variety of music, drama, poetry and arts and crafts events and groups. It is the Centre for the Assoc. Board Royal School of Music Examinations for the whole of the South West Region and is one of the venues for the annual Two Moors Festival.
The Chapel is used by local and regional groups and organisations for a very wide range of community activities and exhibitions.
Please note that the Chapel is now fully accessible for everyone now that access works (including ramps, platform lift and a fully accessible toilet) have been installed. Toilets have also recently been upgraded to a high standard.