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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.


We are delighted that our new extension won an award from the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
We thank everyone who contributed to the work.
We still need funds to maintain the building in good condition, including recently replacing half the floorboards and some joists, replacing some exterior woodwork, and repainting the exterior.

On Sunday, November 11th at 2 p.m. we will hold a Remembrance Day service on the hundredth anniversary of the armistice.  There will be some history on display, and tea to follow.

We are giving the walks a miss this year, but will hold a Grisdale walk again next year if there is a demand.

Carols by Candlelight will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 15th with The Longtons.
This will be followed by supper at the chapel.

      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.