Next to our traditional New England white meeting house church on the green is the beautiful stone Battell Chapel. The most striking room, without doubt, is the chapel itself. Here we have herringbone hardwood floors, soaring beamed ceiling, and marvelous and historic stained glass, including windows by the master Louis Comfort Tiffany. The chapel is an open space (no pews) with a small stage, available tables and Hitchcock chairs for flexible seating, and the Tiffany alcove (the curved space in the picture below) suitable for serving refreshments or small group gatherings.
Our offices, meeting rooms and classrooms are also located here in a separate wing, as well as our large kitchen and dining room areas located on the lower level.
The chapel facilities are available for rental by the public, and have been used for weddings and wedding receptions, concerts, weekly yoga, fitness and dance programs, birthday and anniversary parties, family reunions, and other celebrations as well as serving as a friendly and flexible worship space.
History: Battell Chapel has been called “one of the masterpieces of [architect J. Cleveland] Cady’s ecclesiastical work”. Battell Chapel has served as a place of beauty, inspiration, and activity for the Church of Christ and for the Norfolk community since it was given in memory of Joseph and Sarah Battell by daughter Urania Battell Humphrey in 1888. The Tiffany Windows were added as a gift by Ellen Battell Stoeckel in 1928, have become an important attraction for Norfolk tourism, drawing many visitors each year.
Our rental facilities are located in Norfolk, CT, a wonderfully picturesque New England village in Litchfield County, in the Northwestern corner of the state.