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Mount Zion Chapel
Welcome to the website of Hawes Junction (Mount Zion) Chapel.  Regular services are no longer held, but the "Friends of Hawes Junction Chapel" are committed to keeping the building open for special events and for community use  The chapel features in the "Faiths Trail" published by
the Churches Trust for Cumbria, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.


Our first event of 2019 was our Easter Day service at 2 p.m. on April 21st.
The preacher was Andrew Fagg of Hawes.

The Hawes Band played to a good outdoor congregation on May 12th.

There will be a "Revival Meeting" at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th
This will be led by Francis McFaul of Dumfries.  There will be refreshments to follow.

On Saturday, July 13th we will hold our traditional Grisdale walk.
Meet at Hawes Junction Chapel at 1:40 to drive into Grisdale for a 2 p.m.start.
There will be tea at the chapel to follow.

On Sunday, July 14th at 3 p.m. we will hold a "Songs of Praise" with
Janet & Andy Kay of Burnley.  There will be tea to follow as usual.

There will be another
"Songs of Praise" on August 4th at 3 p.m.
This will be led by Irene & Andrew and will celebrate the hymns of Sankey & Moody.

Our Harvest Festival service will be on Saturday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a supper, but no sale of produce this year.
We welcome Askrigg Ladies "Singing for Pleasure" to lead this service.

Our annual Carols by Candlelight will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7th.
This will be led by the Longton family from Roeburndale.
There will be supper to follow, but no sale of produce.


      Details of past events are here >>>>>

Pictures of the 2015 Hardrow walk are here: >>>>>>

Pictures of the 2014 Semerwater walk are here:  >>>>>>

Pictures of the walk at Kilnmire, Ravenstonedale in 2010  >>>>>>>

Here are some pictures of the railway service in 2010.




Pictures of the work on the extension are on the following page:
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Click here>>>> for a brief history of the chapel.

picture of extension at the chapel Pictures of the opening are here >>>>>

Mount Zion Chapel was built in 1876, the same year in which the Midland Railway Company opened the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, in fact Reuben Alton laid the foundation stone on the very day of the first passenger train on the new line.  From the chapel windows can be seen Garsdale (formerly Hawes Junction) station, and the "Dandrymire" viaduct.  For more than a hundred years, a regular congregation met weekly in the chapel, and there was a thriving "Sunday-School". There is no longer a Methodist Society here, and the chapel would have closed, but a group of friends who are interested in the history of the chapel decided to keep it open for occasional special events.  We are delighted at the support which we have received from so many people, including many who have had links with the chapel in the past.  Their generosity has paid for this extension.