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Cotford St Luke Parish Council

The Chapel


New-Chapel-EntranceThe Chapel is a focal point within the village and is frequently visited by many people from both within and outside Cotford St Luke. Details of The Chapel’s history  can be found below along with original pictures of The Chapel from the early 20th century, those taken during the initial renovation in the 2000’s, and some taken more recently.


cotford historicalThe Chapel, like the main hospital building, dates from around 1890 and is Grade II listed.  In the original plans for Cotford St Luke the Main Hospital building  was reserved to be converted into a multi-purpose community facility – providing a community centre and space for retail and commercial use.  Taunton Deane Borough Council then changed its mind, assisted by the developers, and allowed it to be converted into residential units so long as The Chapel was converted for this use at the developer’s expense.



Photo supplied by Jane HintonEven though plans were agreed for The Chapel, the conversion never happened as Taunton Deane Borough Council decided that it wasn’t suitable for this purpose.  The Chapel was then retained by a developer.  By this time the building was showing the signs of neglect, not helped by a leaking roof.


Finally in 2008 the building was renovated and converted into a pub.  This has not proved totally satisfactory as the building from time to time has fallen into disuse.



In 2014 The Chapel was re-opened and now provides an excellent and unusual venue, hosting many local events.


Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Event Youth Club @ St Lukes Centre
Event Youth Club @ St Lukes Centre
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
EVENT Youth Club Time: 7:30 to 9:00pm once a month on Fridays during term time. Age: Secondary School years 10 to 11 Cost: £1 entrance What is it: A youth club   All event details are provided to[...]
10:00 am Family Church @ St Luke's Centre
Family Church @ St Luke's Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Church Cotford St Luke church welcomes all people, from all age groups. We are led by a Church of England Vicar (Rev. Preb Alison Norris). Our style is informal, welcoming and serving. We meet[...]
6:30 pm Badminton @ Community Hall
Badminton @ Community Hall
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm Karate Club @ Community Hall
Karate Club @ Community Hall
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Term time only   All event details are provided to the best of our knowledge at the time of updating the website. We suggest you contact the event organiser prior to attending to avoid disappointment.
10:00 pm Baby Group @ St Luke's Centre
Baby Group @ St Luke's Centre
Jan 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
5:30 pm Brownies @ St Luke's Centre
Brownies @ St Luke's Centre
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Brownies in Cotford St Luke is held on Tuesdays in term time, in the small village hall. Brownies starts at 5:30pm and finishes at 7pm, and is for girls aged 7 to 10 years old.[...]
2:00 pm Toddler Church @ St Luke's Centre
Toddler Church @ St Luke's Centre
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Toddler Church Time: 2.15pm to 3.15pm every Thursday during term time Age: Babies, Pre-school toddlers, parents, grandparents, carers and guardians are all very welcome Cost: Free (donations for tea/coffee and pennies towards a charity we[...]

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