Partner Chapels

The Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag is a member of the Small Pilgrim Places Network:

Small Pilgrim Places Network

We also value partnerships with other Marian Chapels in Yorkshire. We recommend a visit to these sites: they are beautiful examples of old chapels that have been restored. 

Two (Wakefield and Rotherham) are on bridges in towns, and they create an aura of peace within the urban context. They are a reminder of the many Marian chapels on bridges before the Reformation.They are attached to the local Anglican churches (Wakefield Cathedral and Rotherham Minster).

The other (Mount Grace) is on a Cleveland hillside overlooking the Vale of York, in which there is the ruined Carthusian Priory of Mount Grace. The chapel was originally the lady chapel of the priory. This is a Roman Catholic shrine and is owned and managed by the Diocese of Middlesbrough.

The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Wakefield

Website: Chantry Chapel of St Mary, Wakefield

Facebook Page: Chantry Chapel of St Mary, Wakefield

Friends Facebook Page: Friends of the Chantry Chapel, Wakefield

Forthcoming events:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 24th- 26th November

Christmas Market (This will occur in conjunction with the Christmas Market at the adjoining Hepworth Gallery) 

Friday 8th December at 7.30 pm 

Latin Mass celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Friday 15th December at 7.00 pm 

An illustrated talk on the Wars of the Roses and Christmas during the medieval period by Richard Atkinson.

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th December at 7.30 pm

Chantry Carols. (Traditional carols, Medieval and more modern Christmas music with the choir of St. Austin’s Church also an appearance of the Leeds Waits in Medieval costume at the Wednesday concert. Tickets are available from the box office at Wakefield Theatre Royal either in person, by telephone on 01924 211 311 or on line at

Saturday 30th December at 7.30 pm

Latin Requiem Mass for the soul of Richard 3rd Duke of York, killed during the Battle of Wakefield in the Wars of the Roses on 30th December 1460. It is believed that Richard’s body was brought into the Chapel and a Requiem given that evening. That Requiem is recreated on the 30th December each year. His Son, Edmund Earl of Rutland, was brutally murdered on the same day as his Father; it is believed that this occurred on the bridge close to the Chapel or very nearby. Whilst Richard did not become King himself he was Father to King Richard III and King Edward IV. 

The Chapel on the Bridge, Rotherham

Friends Facebook Page: Chapel on the Bridge, Rotherham

The Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Grace, Osmotherley

Website: Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Grace

Facebook Page: Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Grace



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