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The historical significance of Westminster Chapel dates back to 1840 when it was founded as a Congregation church, and later opened on 6th July 1865. The Chapel is part of a quartet of significant religious buildings in the City of Westminster, joining the Methodist Central Hall, Abbey and Cathedral as historical religious places.


Westminster Chapel had five particularly well-known pastors: the Revd Samuel Martin (1842–78), G. Campbell Morgan (1904–17, 1933–43), John Henry Jowett (1918–22), Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1939–68), R. T. Kendall (1977–2002) and Greg Haslam (2002–16). During the pastorate of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1939–68) the church left the Congregational Union and joined the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches (founded 1967) and the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.

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Could you imagine the Chapel without the grand sounds from its pipe organ?  Neither can we - Westminster Chapel's very own organ plays a beautiful tune for all occasions, invoking many different emotions, but to describe it in a few words can be said as beautifully solemn. It was first installed as a four-manual pipe organ, built by the eminent organ-builder Henry Willis (1821–1901; often known as "Father Willis") and restored and enlarged in the 1920s by Messrs Rushworth and Draper.



You can expect to feel a sense of historical splendor as Westminster Chapel stands a mile away from the Houses of Parliament and 200 yards from Buckingham Palace, re-imagining life in the area when it emerged at the start of the Victorian era and then throughout the 20th-century. Since it's founding in the 19th-century, the Chapel has recently completed phase one of the modern renovation plan with the addition of public social spaces, a cafe, and upgrades made to its Great Hall.

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