Chester Municipal Charities (CMC) is a charity that provides funding for local community organisations and educational opportunities. CMC owns – and is based at – the Bluecoat building which is a hub for charities and voluntary organisations in Chester. The charity also provides Almshouse accommodation in Bluecoat Square (at the rear of the Bluecoat building).

About Chester Municipal Charities

Chester Municipal Charities (CMC) is one of Chester’s historic charities based in the heart of the city. The Charity is active in education and funding, and provides almshouse accommodation for persons in need. Read More…

Bluecoat Meeting Room Hire

We have two excellent meeting rooms for hire at the Bluecoat. From small meetings to large conferences the rooms have flexible layouts. The larger room has a high quality projector and a large screen, kitchen and PA system. Read More…

The Bluecoat & CMC History

In 1190 the Hospital of St. John the Baptist was founded on the site of the current Bluecoat Building. This was an ecclesiastical foundation, with a prior, brethren and lay servants living under a religious rule, and in 1241 permission was granted for the building of a chapel. Read More …

Charities Based at The Bluecoat

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