The Gardens

Kendal Unitarian Chapel is set in beautiful gardens in the heart of the town. This is a secluded and tranquil place, hidden from the surrounding streets, protected by its ornate gates and entered through a ginnel from Branthwaite Brow, which runs down from the Market Place. Above the entrance hangs a sign with a gilded, flaming chalice, symbol of the Chapel and of Unitarians worldwide.

The Chapel Gardens are associated with the Quiet Garden Movement, which was started in 1992 by the Revd Philip Roderick, who had noticed a lack of places where people could go to embrace silence and stillness. This movement has spread across the world, with gardens in rural and urban locations. Here in our gardens you may take time out from the business of life and perhaps enter into prayer, contemplation, reflection and rest, and so seek to restore your spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing.

Open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm in summer, and until 3pm in winter. Usually open at weekends.