Thank you for your
email. I will try and put you “in the picture” Our
village is situated about half way between Faringdon and Wantage; “Faringdon”
is included in the address as it is the postal district. The chapel
(which is in Chapel Road,
Stanford in the Vale) has been empty and unused for a number of years.
Luckily it still seems to be in reasonable condition although I gather there is
some wood rot. I have not been in the building so I do not know exactly
what condition it is in. As far as I know the URC in Faringdon has
no connection with it.
I contacted the URC Headquarters in London and they emailed me
Thank you for your letter to the
United Reformed Church offices in London.
It would be best to contact the
local Synod as they look after the churches (and sale of churches in their
*For the Faringdon area it’s
the Wessex Synod.
with best wishes
Receptionist | The
United Reformed Church
86Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT
I contacted Southampton
and received the following:
We are not currently accepting expressions
of interest to let the building as it is now closed and the property will be
placed on the open market for sale in due course.
As we are bound by strict rules of the
Charities Commission and cannot engage in direct sales, I have retained your
contact details and endeavour to let you know which agent will market the
property when it is put up for sale.
I wish you all the very best with your
With kindest regards,
The United Reformed Church (Wessex)
I did try to point out that we did not want to buy the
chapel merely to make use of it whilst it was empty and unsold. I
gather from other in the village that there seems to be some trouble in finding
the Title Deeds of the building… I have been trying to find out
more about the Chapel but it will cost at least £20.00 to do so I am
trying “other avenues” first
Very best wishes