Our hall has grown significantly in popularity and now has a number of regular users including:
These bookings provide an excellent income that helps with the running costs of the Chapel. They also help to make more people aware of our wonderful buildings and hopefully some might be intrigued enough by Unitarianism and Free Christianity to come along to a service or two. If you are interested in booking the hall email; or ring Alan on 01565 634992.
The Christmas Fair in the Chapel Hall had a variety of Christmas stalls – gifts, children’s toys, raffle, tombola etc. Refreshments on offer included mulled wine and mince pies, tea, coffee and cake. A good time was had by all!
The Fair raised over £700 and our thanks go to all those who supported the event.
Sunday 11 September 12.00 – 4.00pm and Tuesday 13 September 10.00am – 3.00pm
Heritage Open Days – Many visitors came to look at our displays on 12 Unitarian Inventors in the Chapel. Tea/coffee and cakes were available in the Hall and the Elizabeth Gaskell Exhibition room on the first floor of the Hall was open for visitors.
The Elizabeth Gaskell Exhibition Room on the first floor of the Chapel Hall will also be open for visitors.
(Entrance on Adams Hill, opposite the railway station car park, and by the bus stop- press button on right hand side to open the doors)
Postcode for satnavs: WA16 8DY
If you come to Friendship Group meetings, this does not imply in any way that you will be expected to attend chapel worship, or commit yourself to Chapel life, although, of course, you would be very welcome to do so, if you wished!
We enjoy a variety of speakers and occasionally games afternoons. Something for all ages and tastes.
We have supported a variety of charities in the past, and intend to continue to do so, probably giving preference to locally based ones.
We enjoy an interesting year with various speakers, ranging from Holistic therapies, ‘the history of hats’, talks on local history, makeup demonstrations and ‘flog it, learn about antiques‘. We usually have an annual summer lunch in May and a Christmas lunch in December- the Christmas lunch welcomed fifty members and friends last year!
As you would expect, friendship and friendships are the most important aspect of our group. Not only do we enjoy working together but we keep in contact with those who are no longer able to attend. We offer a warm welcome to everyone and believe in making each stranger a friend!
For more information, please ring either Ann Clayton on 01565 651727,
or Maureen Fraser on 01565 634328 HAD