Since the 15th century St Nicholas’ Chapel has been a focal point in Kings Lynn’s life. Entering through its West Door is a jaw dropping experience. Its historical significance and use for many Festival musical events continues that tradition to the present day.
In 2002 the Friends of St Nicholas’ Chapel (we are a registered Charity No. 1099693) was formed to protect, promote and manage the building on behalf of the CCT, which we did until 2014 when refurbishment of the Chapel started, along with the rehanging of the bells in 2015. Since then the CCT has employed a manager and a learning development officer to further enhance the building’s use in the community and its commercial viability.The Friends continue to help and advise in this process. There are currently about 100 Friends and we elect a committee who meet regularly.
Along with the Friends there are volunteers who take a more active role in looking after the building and offering visitor welcome. With increasing activity in the Chapel we need more volunteers. If you are interested why not visit the Chapel and talk to one of the volunteers or contact Vicky Etheridge, the CCT manager.
The Friends are keen to increase their membership and attract people with a range of skills and knowledge to join our committee or to undertake specialist tasks to enhance the building. We are also interested in fundraising for several restoration projects, such as the repair and conservation of paintings in the main altar Reredos, and servicing the Willis organ. Further information and a membership application form can be found at: