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Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to organise an event at the Chapel (which must be religious, educational, or cultural to fulfil the purposes of the Trust). Visits can be arranged outside the regular opening times by emailing

Chapel Regular Opening

In normal times, the Chapel is open on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through the summer months, April to September. (It is also open at various times when volunteers are working on the site, but this cannot be scheduled in advance.) 

Public services at the Chapel


Space is limited because of the size of the shrine, so please let us know in advance if you intend to come (e-mail Include any details of everyone who is coming: just the name and any special needs, e.g. difficulty in climbing the steps or the need for a seat. 

Note also that you will probably need to park cars half a mile away at the public car park on Waterside, and there is no toilet on site (although some available in pubs not too far away).

If you do not know the Chapel, note that there are a few steep steps at the entrance.


Events 2020


16th February: Screening of 'Songs of Praise' segment as filmed on the 17th January.

14th February: Screening of 'Bargain Hunt' segment filmed in November.

17th January: Filming for BBC programme 'Songs of Praise' with students from St John Fisher secondary school and St Mary's primary school.


Events 2019


6th December: Quiz at Mother Shipton Inn by the Low Bridge to raise money for the chapel.

6th October :BBC filmed an interview at the Chapel to be included in a later instalment of the 'Bargain Hunt' programme which will focus on a nearby auction hall.

28th September: Visit of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, York group, with Mass celebrated by Fr John Konstantin Tee.

31st August: A large party of walkers, led by John Margham, visited the Chapel.

13th August: Family Mass for the Player family, celebrated by the parish priest of St Aelred's, Harrogate.

26th January: A quiz was held at Knaresborough Community Centre, Stockwell Avenue, and we raised nearly £300. 

Events 2018


12th October: Diocese of Leeds 'Camino' Pilgrimage: walkers from Leeds to Ripon attended the chapel on arrival in Knaresborough. 

15th August: Mass on the Feast of the Assumption, celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds. This was a really successful Mass with plenty of worshippers present. It was good to see the Bishop and his team, and it is clear that the Chapel is still regarded as the Marian shrine for the Diocese of Leeds. 

14th July: Garden party in support of the Chapel held at 6 Malham Way, Knaresborough.

16th May: Mass celebrated by Fr Conrad from Bradford - Fr Conrad is returning to America, so we say farewell and thanks for everything to him and wish him well for the future. 

12th May: Mass celebrated by Fr Paul Grogan with members of his Bradford parish.


Events 2017


8th December: Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, celebrated by Fr Conrad.

16th - 18th October: Diocese of Leeds 'Camino' Pilgrimage: walkers from Leeds to Ripon attended the chapel on arrival in Knaresborough on Monday 16th and then for Mass on the morning of Tuesday 17th, celebrated by Fr Eamonn Hegarty.

15th September: Rosary for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

25th August: Visit of regional co-ordinator of Small Pilgrim Places Network, which the Trust joined this year.

12th August: Mass for the Feast of the Assumption celebrated by Fr Conrad from the St Pio Friary Bradford.

31st July: Mass celebrated by Fr Shane O'Neill from the Waterford and Lismore Diocese,Ireland.

6th July: Visit of delegates at the Leeds University International Medieval Congress.

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