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The Bedford Chapel

The Bedford Chapel

 The ‘Bedford Chapel’ is the private mausoleum and chapel of the Russell Family and the Duke of Bedford. Although it is within the curtilage of St. Michael’s Church, it is under the jurisdiction of the Bedford Estates and is not open to the public.

We are often asked if it is possible to open and view the chapel, our visitors book at St. Michael's is full of such comments; the Duke of Bedford does permit a very small number of visits by professional bodies, these are arranged by the curator of Woburn Abbey.

The best time to view the interior of the chapel from the church is mid-morning in good sunlight. 


We readily acknowledge the marvellous work of the Middlesex Heraldry Society in their complete survey of the Bedford Chapel. This is available on their website - link below


Middlesex Heraldry Society - Chenies (Bedford Chapel)

Please note: The above link will take you to a different website