St Nicholas chapel

St. Nicholas Chapel is a living part of our church community. Currently Holy Communion is held on the 4th Sunday each month. Although these services stop over the winter months.

The chapel is also used for small weddings. It is situated at the top end of Abbey Lane, close by to the Essex Way.

Coggeshall Abbey and the gatehouse Chapel of St Nicholas were founded by King Stephen and built by Cistercian monks in the twelfth century.

Adjacent to the river Blackwater, the chapel is accessed along Abbey Lane–an unmade private road just to the south of Coggeshall.

Following the dissolution of the monasteries in the sixteenth century, all that remains of the original abbey, including a small part of the cloister, is now incorporated into a farmhouse and outbuildings in use today.

Services at St Nicholas

Services usually take place on the fourth Sunday of each month at 9am. During seasonal occasions, there may be additional services.