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St George RAF Chapel

The chapel is steeped in history and was built as a memorial to the aircrew who lost their lives flying from the Biggin Hill Sector in World War.

Biggin Hill, Greater London

Opening times

The chapel and museum are open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.
The chapel and museum are open on Tuesdays 10am to 5pm for prebooked groups and schools only.


Main Road
Biggin Hill
Greater London
TN16 3EJ

The original St George’s Chapel was located on the south side of the Biggin Hill airfield in three temporary army huts. It was created in 1943 to remember the aircrew who were killed on operations from the Biggin Hill sector.

The original chapel was sadly destroyed by fire in December 1946. When Winston Churchill heard of the destruction of the chapel, he was extremely distressed and immediately contacted Padre King to see what could be done to rebuild it. He felt that a permanent memorial chapel should be built, for, as he observed 'as a nation, we have short memories'. Churchill and Padre King set about raising funds through a national appeal.

The new chapel’s foundation stone was laid by Air Marshall Lord Dowding in July 1951. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Rochester in the November, and the first chaplain was Revd Vivian Symons, Church of England Vicar of Biggin Hill. The chapel houses 17 stained glass windows designed by artist Hugh Easton, which commemorate RAF squadrons. Onsite is the newly opened Biggin Hill Memorial Museum.

The Museum tells the story of RAF Biggin Hill through the personal experiences of those who served there, and the community who supported them.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Wifi

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Car park at church

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Independent

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