Goodshaw Chapel

Please note that Goodshaw Chapel is currently closed for safety reasons. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Free Entry

Please call the key keeper for details on entry to the Chapel. Tel: 01706 227333


Goodshaw Avenue, Crawshawbooth, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 8QB

Before You Go

English Heritage's only Nonconformist place of worship, this atmospheric Baptist chapel displays a complete set of box-pews, galleries and pulpit dating from 1742-1809.

Read more about the history of Goodshaw Chapel.

Before You Go

British Textile Biennial 2023 at Goodshaw Chapel

For the British Textile Biennial 2023, collaborative artists Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright present a new film installation, Larksong, in Goodshaw Chapel. Larksong features a new poem by Emily Oldfield and a musical score by musicians and artists David Chatton Barker, Mary Stark, Sam McLouglin, and Bridget Hayden.

Upstairs in the chapel, Cartwright and Jordan present a new series of printed calico fabrics featuring images of local wild plants with historic ties to textiles production and printed with woad.

Free entry, no need to book.

The installation can be viewed each Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm between 30th September to 29th October 2023.

Road-side parking only is available. Please park considerately for our neighbours.

You can also listen to Jordan, Cartwright, Oldfield and English Heritage historian Andrew Hann discuss Larksong and the chapel's connection to hand loom weavers on Episode 3 of the Cloth Cultures with Amber Butchart podcast here. 


Click here to find out more about the installation


Opening Times: Visits can be arranged by calling our key keeper for details on 01706227333. Please allow 2 days where possible. 

Parking: On street parking only.

Access: Please note that there are steps leading up to the entrance to the chapel.

Plan a Great Day Out

Make the most of your day out with a trip to nearby Whalley Abbey Gatehouse or Sawley Abbey.  Both of these Cistercian sites are within 15 miles of Goodshaw.

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