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.
delighted that our new extension won an award from the Yorkshire Dales
We thank everyone who contributed to the work.
We still need funds to
maintain the building in
condition, including recently replacing half the floorboards and some
joists, replacing some exterior woodwork, and repainting the exterior.
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 had to be cancelled because of black ice. We will let you know here if we rearrange the event.
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.