St Nicholas Chapel

St. Nicholas Chapel is a living part of our church community. There is a monthly sung Eucharist or sung Matins on the first Sunday of the month at 9.00am.

The chapel is also used for small weddings and baptisms. 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.