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 fulfill the purposes of the Trust). Visits can be arranged outside the weekly opening times by phoning 01423-861584 or 01423-865751 or e-mailing via this website or

Regular Weekly Opening of the Chapel

The Chapel is open on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through the summer months. In 2018, this is from 24th March to 30th September inclusive.

Prayer Group at the Chapel 

First Friday of the Month, 2-4 p.m.

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 or or Peter on 01423 866080). 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 not too far away).

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


Abbey Road, Knaresborough HG5 8HY. The Chapel is about 150 yards on the left down Abbey Road from the Low Bridge/Briggate end. There is a car park half a mile down Waterside (the road opposite Abbey Road across Briggate that continues up the river towards the castle). Coaches and larger vehicles should park at the High Bridge on Harrogate Road.

Previous Events 2018

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 worshipers 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. 

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

Previous 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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