Stockport Council would like to make more of the beautiful chapel and surroundings by using it as a venue for civil wedding ceremonies.
Their events team held a meeting with the Friends of Chadkirk to discuss their plans. We were advised that there might be up to 12 weddings a year. On those days the chapel would be closed to the general public. For the rest of the year it would be business as usual, with members of public able to enjoy the gardens and with Chadkirk Chapel open to visitors at weekends on days when there are no weddings booked.
Weddings are usually planned months in advance so there will be plenty of notice of any closure.
Regular events at Chadkirk, especially the well dressing, will not be affected and will take place as usual.
The Friends of Chadkirk and representatives from the events team were present at the Werneth Area Committee meeting on Monday 29th January and spoke in favour of the proposal.
The Chadkirk wedding brochure can be accessed via this link: http://www.stockportevents.co.uk/weddings-at-chadkirk-chapel/
Some dates for 2018
St. Chad’s Day 4th March
Easter Sunday Service 1st April
Easter Monday Egg Hunt 2nd April
Plant Sale 2nd or 9th June
Well Dressing starts 24th July
Well Dressing Event 28th July
Please note: Friends of Chadkirk meeting in January on second Thursday of month between 1 and 3pm in Chadkirk Chapel.
Our first meeting of 2018 will be in the Chapel at Chadkirk at 1pm on Thursday 11th September. All welcome.
Meetings of the Friends of Chadkirk
We have decided to meet in the afternoon on the second Thursday of the month.
If this is a better time for Friends, then this would become the new normal. There will be a discussion of this at the AGM.
Our usual pattern has been to alternate business meetings with social meetings.
In December we meet for the Carol Services.
Our first meeting in 2018 will be at 1pm on Thursday 11th January.
Social meeting in February.
AGM on Thursday 8th March at 1pm
Meetings will take place in the Chapel at Chadkirk.
New members are very welcome. Please join us.
Looking ahead at Chadkirk:
Carol Services in December – all tickets are now taken.
Diary date for January: Our next monthly meeting will take place on
Thursday 11th January 2018 at 1pm.
We are looking at finding an alternative time for meetings. In the past, the group have met in the evening. We hope that more ‘Friends’ will be able to come along to the meetings in the afternoon. However we will be discussing future meetings times at the March AGM, so please come along and have your say.
The January meeting of the Friends of Chadkirk will take place in Chadkirk Chapel.
The AGM will be on Thursday 8th March at 1pm
Saturday 9th September
1.30pm until 4pm.
Price: £6 per box.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please bring your own hammer. Other materials provided by our team.
No need to book, just drop in.
For those interested in the history of Well Dressing at Chadkirk, this link might be of interest. There you will see photos of St Chad’s Well and the Well Dressings over the years.