Brook Street Chapel

Christmas Events 2023

CHRISTMAS FAIR 18 NOVEMBER We held a very successful Christmas Fair in the Hall again.  Thanks to all those who supported in various ways. A special attraction this year was a visit from our own Father Christmas, who entertained a large number of children in his finely decorated gazebo grotto on the stage in the Hall […]

Family/Harvest Festival Service 1 October

Our student minister Francis Elliot-Wright led the Family/Harvest Festival Service on Sunday 1st October – encouraging everyone to appreciate all the people who work to provide us with our food and to think about those less fortunate than ourselves. Paula and Dave dressed as scarecrows Suzie and Stu, providing entertainment for both children and adults […]

Elizabeth Gaskell Service 24 September

Each year one of our services is dedicated to the memory of the birth of Elizabeth Gaskell (born on 29 September 1810) and flowers are laid on her grave in the Chapel graveyard before the service. The service was led this year by visiting student minister Tina Gandhi who successfully integrate extracts from Gaskell novels […]

Heritage Open Days – ‘Creativity Unwrapped’

The Chapel once again set up exhibits in support of the National Heritage Open Days and was open to the public on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.  The Elizabeth Gaskell Heritage Room was open to visitors and refreshments were served in the Hall.  Some of the exhibits relating to creative activities associated […]

Opus 5 Concert 1st July 2023

Opus 5 won rapturous applause for their sellout performance on Saturday 1st July in the Chapel.  They featured a lovely range of popular opera and musicals including Nessum Dorma and O Mio Babbino Caro, with snippets from La Boheme, Les Miserables and Showboat. Wendy Nugent provided an electrifying performance on a keyboard (piano style) of […]

Events in May 2023

<As part of the Coronation celebrations we held a Coronation Buffet in the Chapel Hall after the service on Sunday 7 May.  Members and Friends enjoyed a fine spread of food, kindly provided by Chapel members, and  a chance for a chat! On Bank Holiday Monday 29 May > Chapel members brought a stall to […]

Concert with Alteri Choir & Aya (Organ) 18 March 2023

The Chapel was filled to capacity to enjoy a great evening’s entertainment with performances by the professional Alteri Choir (led by Musical Director David Jones) and organ music by our resident organist Aya Pitcher.   Drinks were served in the Interval in the Chapel Hall. In the first half the Choir sang Songs of Springtime by […]

Carol Service Sunday 18 December

The Chapel was full!!  “Our Carol Service on 18 December was something we are all proud of” said Maurice who conducted the service.  Many Chapel members were involved in the event and we received some lovely comments from various people – some of which are listed below. “My mother was a member of the Chapel […]

Christmas Events 2022

Christmas Fair Saturday 19 November Our Christmas Fair was back this year for the first time in 3 years!  Thanks to everyone who donated gifts and helped with the stalls.  The cakes and mulled wine were delicious and we managed to raise over £700.         Family/Toy Service Sunday 4 December We had […]

Displays about Unitarian Inventors -September 2022

The Chapel participated in this year’s National Heritage Open Days where the theme was “Astounding Inventions”.  We set up displays of 12 Unitarian Inventors (or innovators).  The Chapel was open to visitors on Sunday 11th September (12.15 – 4.00pm) and Tuesday 13th September (10.00am – 3.00pm). A number of Chapel members carried out research into […]