Image: David Hancock and Linda Hasking - Lived In

Welcome to Chapel Gallery
West Lancashire Borough Council welcomes you to the Chapel Gallery. Our diverse programme brings some of the most inventive contemporary fine art and craft from across the UK to the region, while also supporting locally based artists in the development of their careers.

There are plenty of activities to keep young minds absorbed and with our Café and Contemporary Craft Shop, the gallery is the perfect place to visit on a day out.

Header images: Linda Hasking and David Hancock- Lived In, an Education Workshop, Hannah Chater and Gary Colclough - ID, David Stanley


New Programme Launched!

The Storytellers

15 March – 3 May 2014

This is an exhibition of contrasts bringing together the work of three artists bound together by the narrative. Inspired by myths and legends Fidelma Massey has created strange and fanciful imaginings, while Mary Campbell travels and observations have directly influenced her work. However in Rosemary Morison’s work it is often the artwork itself that creates the narrative, resulting in a magical exhibition.

Exhibiting Artists

Fidelma Massey, Mary Campbell and Rosemary Morison

Visitors will be offered a real insight into the creative process, from the generation of an initial idea to its realisation, and will even be invited to contribute to an artwork themselves.

For more information of all exhibitions, events and activities on offer, download our new Exhibition Programme: Exhibition-Programme-2013.pdf

Short Story Competition - £300 First Prize

To celebrate national storytelling week Chapel Gallery is facilitating a short story competition inspired by the magical sculptures of Fidlema Massey. This will coincide with "The Storytellers" exhibition 15th March - 3rd May. Inspired by mythology, folklore and fables This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself and weave a tale to bring the image alive.


2 Categories - Juniors - under 16  &  Adults  - over 16

Juniors - Maximum 500 words
Free Entry
1st Prize £50, 2nd £30, 3rd £20 (vouchers)

Adults - Maximum words 1,000
Entry Fee £15
1st Prize £300, 2nd £150, 3rd £100


Entry Guidelines

The story must be based on the image provided.
Work submitted must be typed using font size 12 and double spaced.
Deadline for entries 7th April 2014 by 5pm
Only those shortlisted with be notified
Payment of fee (if adult) by cheque, name and address on reverse
Post entries to Writing Competition, Chapel Gallery, St Helens Road Ormskirk L39 4QR
All entries should also email a copy


More About Us

Visiting Information

Opening Times:

Tuesday - Saturday
10.00 am - 16.30 pm

Closed Monday, Sunday & all Bank Holidays.

Free Admission
Disabled Access

St. Helens Road, Ormskirk,
L39 4QR.

T: +44 (0) 1695 571328
F: +44 (0) 1695 579856


Train | To 'Ormskirk'. Head towards Ormskirk Bus Station, cross on to St. Helen's Road at the cycle shop and follow to old chapel.
Approx. 5 minutes.

Bus | To 'Ormskirk'. Cross on to St. Helen's Road at the cycle shop and follow to old chapel.
Approx. 2 minutes.

Car | Click here for directions