Category Archives: Events

Saturday 9th September : Bird and Bat Box Making

The Bird and Bat Box making, where children can assemble the boxes, is
held in the Chapel (or outside if fine) on Saturday 9th September from
1.30pm until 4pm. The cost is £6. No need to book, just drop in.

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All the
necessary materials are provided but please bring a hammer if you have
one.

Our activities are listed in the Stockport
Museums Exhibitions and Events Guide – available at all their Museums
including Chadkirk Chapel and, of course, Staicase House.

A big thank you…

…to everyone who joined us at Chadkirk on Saturday. There were over 500 visitors, who all played their part in creating such an enjoyable and successful event.

Well Dressing 2017

Well Dressing 2017

Just for you …

and for Bobby and his daughter.

A question received…

Will the well stay dressed for a few days? My daughter really wants to see it but we won’t be able to get there until Saturday evening.

and a question answered:

Hello again Bobby!

Just wanted to let you know that the Chapel is open tomorrow. There will be volunteers putting the final touches to the decorations for St Chad’s Well.

If you have the chance, your daughter might be interested to go along and see how it’s done.

After the unveiling and opening ceremony on Saturday the decorations are left in place for all to enjoy. Being made of flowers and other organic materials, this means that it will continue to look good for a few days. After that it will fade and decay. It may continue to look fine for the following week, but slowly or quickly, depending on the weather, it’s beauty will fade.

Hopefully you will be able to get along to Chadkirk on Saturday and see the Well, all dressed up and in it’s prime. In the meantime, we might be able to put some photos of the work being done, so that you can see how the decorations are built up. If your daughter would like to be involved and be a part of the team that makes the dressing, why not let one of the Friends of Chadkirk know? It’s good to have people young and old, families and friends joining together on this local piece of art. Why not join in when you can?

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend at Chadkirk

Yesterday’s vernal equinox marks a change. From now, until September, days will be longer than nights. At first, by minutes and then by hours. As we move into spring and look towards summer, there are more daylight hours to spend out and about.

This coming weekend, there’s even more to celebrate. Our clocks spring forward by an hour at midnight on Saturday 26th March, so there’ll be an extra hour of light in the evening.

Plants affected by the lengthening daylight add new growth, or open into flower. A recent spell of dry weather, some blue skies, sunshine and warmth, all encourage growth and blossom in the woodland, meadows and hedgerows of Chadkirk.

By the time the weekend arrives, there’ll be newly invigorated bees and butterflies visiting the flowers in the garden, searching for food. A little something to energise them for their spring activities.

Bees and butterflies will feed off the nectar of the spring flowers. Meanwhile, there’ll be something sweet on offer for the young of our own species on Bank Holiday Monday.

On Monday 28th March between 2pm and 4pm, volunteers from the Friends of Chadkirk offer a bit of fun and a sweet treat for participants in our popular Easter Egg Hunt.

Hidden eggs in the garden and grounds wouldn’t be much fun for anyone – they might melt in the sun, get washed in the rain, eaten by animals. So as an alternative there’s a game of scrambled eggs. Follow the clues and at the end, there’ll be a creme filled egg for each child taking part.

Entry is 50p per child.
The game is suitable for children upto 8 years of age, accompanied by adult carers.

In 2015 this was one of our most popular events, organised by volunteers, in a spirit of generosity. They made a choice. The emphasis is on attracting young ‘uns. Time enjoyed here means that they, like us , will have a special connection with this special place. For the Friends of Chadkirk, while this event may not add much to our funds, it spreads the joy… what Easter, holidays, friends and Chadkirk are all about.

There’ll be a different kind of delight for those who join our Easter Sunday service on 27th March at 3pm which will be led by Rev Jon Lyndsey-Scott of St Chad’s Church in Romiley. At this service there will be an opportunity to donate to a local charity. All money collected will contribute to Romiley Arc.

Agricultural and Rural Centre cic
http://www.arc-cic.co.uk/
The Arc-cic are a Community based Romiley Farm especially designed for disabled adults and children. We also offer a young farmers club and children’s …
Contact Us
Members Page · Newsletter · Find Us. Contact Us. Animal Assisted …
Parent and Toddler Group
Our Parent and Toddler Group offers a new and exciting way of …

A different kind of Mothering Sunday treat…

Looking for a different kind of treat?
This Sunday, for one day only?
In Chadkirk Chapel?
….meet St.Chad?

Well…sort of…

Between 2 and 4 pm
Chadkirk Chapel will be open.
There’ll be a Friends of Chadkirk stall offering a variety of comestibles.
Tea, coffee, hot Vimto.
Traybake treats: flapjacks, lemon drizzle cake, caramel and chocolate slices for £1

In addition there’ll be the chance to watch a short ‘film’ about St. Chad, the Chapel’s saint. A short stroll, an interesting building full of curiosities, an opportunity to see something of the lives of people in the past. And cake. Something a little different for Sunday.

Sunday 6th March St. Chad’s Day in Chadkirk Chapel 2-4pm

Please note that the council run kiosk will not be open (no staff available).

Autumn 2015 : Harvest supper and Harvest Festival

The autumn equinox takes place on 23rd September. Exactly 12 hours from sunrise to sunset. Day perfectly balanced by night. A few days later on 28th September a full moon, the Hunter’s Moon.

As the days slip and the light changes, autumnal hues are starting to flush the trees in the woods. Birds which are summer migrants have moved on and native birds feed on berries and hips, making the most of this time of plenty.

At Chadkirk, as elsewhere, these glimpses of the connections between all things can bring a deep sense of pleasure and these delights are enjoyed by visitors, many of them strolling round Chadkirk daily, others visiting at weekends, some more occasional visitors, coming to the Chapel, Walled Garden, woodland walks and country park for some of the organised events.

Our calendar of events follows the rhythm of the seasons and reflects the community and the environment.

On Saturday 12th September we had our annual bird and bat box making event. This year drenching drizzle drove us inside. Snug in Chadkirk Chapel, visitors were ably assisted by John, who helped them to construct winter homes for bats. The nesting boxes for the birds will be ready when for small birds when spring arrives. This is an ideal opportunity for people young and old to learn about the life cycles of these animals from some-one who knows. Fascinating and fun.

Please be aware that this is our only bird and bat box day this year.

October always provides an opportunity to celebrate.
There’s our annual Harvest Supper on Friday 23rd October and the Harvest Festival on Sunday 25th October.

Tickets for the Harvest Supper are available from Staircase House. The evening in the chapel includes a quiz and hotpot, with home made apple pie for pudding.

For the Harvest Festival no ticket is required.