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 was a "Revival Meeting" at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th
This was led by Francis McFaul of Dumfries.
On Saturday, July 13th we held our traditional Grisdale walk with 17 walkers.
There was tea at the chapel afterwards.
On Sunday, July 14th at 3 p.m. we held a "Songs of Praise" with
Janet & Andy Kay of Burnley. There was tea to follow as usual.
There was another "Songs of Praise" on August 4th at 3 p.m.
this celebrated 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 to follow, 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.
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:
for a brief history of the chapel.
of the opening are here
Zion Chapel was built in 1876, the same
year in which the Midland Railway Company opened the famous Settle to
railway, in fact Reuben Alton laid the foundation stone on the very
day of the first passenger train on the new line.
chapel windows can be seen Garsdale
(formerly Hawes Junction)
station, and the "Dandrymire" viaduct. For more than a
years, a regular congregation met weekly in the chapel, and there was a
is no longer a Methodist Society here, and the
chapel would have closed, but a group of friends who are interested in
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.