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Visiting Padley Chapel


The Chapel is open for visitors in the season between Palm Sunday 29th March 2015 and Sunday 27th September 2015.

Opening hours: 2 pm - 4 pm, Sunday and Wednesday.


Private Group visits

Private Group visits are welcome at any time other than the above, including outside of the season.

Bookings can be made at any reasonable time but a popular visit is in the early evening which is then followed by a meal at one of our many excellent local pubs.  This is also an excellent place for school visits and I would be happy to discuss this with teachers.

We also have private groups who wish to celebrate a special event such as an anniversary or birthday or family occasion.  Also ideal for Parish outings.

Mass can be celebrated by appointment.

So far this year we have had booked visits from 14 schools, mainly from the Diocese of Nottingham, who come to Padley Chapel to learn about the history of  the families who have lived there and the difficulties of life during the penal times.

Call the Hon. Custodian Mrs Celia White on 01433 630352 or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book.

Travelling to Padley Chapel

Directions to the Chapel


The Chapel is situated in Grindleford and the post code for use with sat nav is S32 2JA.

This GoogleMaps link shows a map of the location of Padley Chapel.

By road from Sheffield: Take A625 towards Hathersage. Approx 7 miles from central Sheffield and just after The Fox House Hotel turn left to Grindleford on the  B6521 . Follow this road to Grindleford turning sharp right to the station (if you go past the Maynard Hotel on the left, you have gone too far).  Park your car at the station and then walk 400 yds along the unmade road to the Chapel.  It is possible to take a car to the Chapel but parking is very limited.

By train: Northern Rail from Sheffield (15 minutes) and from Manchester (59 minutes) directly to Grindleford Station.

By bus: From Sheffield Interchange: 65 (towards Buxton) and 214/215 (towards Matlock). Both buses are run by TM Travel.

Please check with for up to date train and bus times.