Now that we’ve passed the September equinox, there’s a slow, sure letting go of green. There’s the rich warm colours of berries and autumnal hues of leaves. There’s mellow mists. And there’s the comfort of gathering in the warm indoors as evenings darken.
In addition, here at Chadkirk, there’s the traditional gatherings in the Chapel, which in their own way offer warmth as the sun’s trajectory shifts to cool. This year both the Harvest Supper and Harvest Festival have the added attraction of the new window. If you’ve not been able to view the beautiful design and colours in the East Window, joining in may have an extra zest. I’d guess that the rich reds and ambers of the stained glass will resonate perfectly with the autumn leaves on the trees of Kirkwood, framed by the new window.
Harvest Supper and Harvest Festival take place on the last weekend in October.
Friday 25th October HotPot Supper and Quiz Night.
The Quiz night and HotPot Supper take place in the Chapel, starting at 7.30pm.
£5 a ticket: there will be HotPot, with Apple Pie to follow and the chance to win prizes in the Quiz and/or the raffle. There are 60 places. Tickets are on sale now. Any profits go towards the window restoration and other projects. The Friends of Chadkirk use these funds enhancing the Chapel and gardens at Chadkirk.
To book a ticket phone: 0793 478 0117
Leave your name and number, a Friend will call you back.
The Harvest Festival Service takes place on the following Sunday in the Chapel.
The service begins at 3.30pm on 27th October. This year’s service will be led by Andy Bull of St. Mark’s, Bredbury.
No tickets are required. This is a traditional celebration of the bounty of the earth and, in keeping with this, donations of cash or food are very welcome. Contributions and collections will go to Wellspring, Stockport.
In October, days for doing a bit of tidying in the gardens at Chadkirk are Saturday 7th 2-4 pm and Thursday 17th 10-12. Volunteers welcome. Many hands make light work.