The Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag Trust
The Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag is a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary and her son Jesus Christ. The Chapel was built by someone known as 'John the Mason' in 1408, carved into the crag with chapel-like features, a magnificent architectural achievement A royal charter issued by Henry IV attests to the date. Today the chapel is a grade 1 listed historical building, and still a site of pilgrimage and prayer, as well as being an important part of the cultural history of Knaresborough.
The chapel is looked after by a local charitable trust, founded in 2017 (although made up of people who looked after the chapel for many years beforehand). We are happy to receive all visitors, but particularly those who come on pilgrimage or for educational reasons. The chapel and its land require maintenance safety, and accessibility to the public; for these things we need funds. We also welcome volunteers who would like to keep the chapel open on a regular basis and care for the site.
The Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag Trust exists to manage the preservation, improvement and maintenance for the public benefit of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag in Knaresborough, and its surrounding land, as owners and guardians of its cultural and religious heritage. By doing so we are dedicated to preserving a landmark of historical, religious, cultural and social significance and advancing both the chapel’s function as a religious site for pilgrimage and prayer, and the education of the public in its heritage, culture and history in the town of Knaresborough.
Do come and visit - our website gives directions and opening times.
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Charity No: 1171904
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