A Summer Letter from the Chair

2 Sep 2022

Friede Sheikh


We all had a wonderful time in the chapel with services held by our lay ministers and then spending some time in the lovely gardens.

It has been a rather quiet time with people enjoying the summer holidays and the beautiful warm sunshine.

Our next upcoming events promise to be very busy, the Heritage weekend on the 17th and 18th of September, when we look forward to showing visitors our wonderful historic chapel.

It is quite daunting to remember all our very distinguished previous ministers and members of the congregation but Ray has done some great booklets about the most interesting ones, so it will all be very informative. Especially since most people come in and mention that they lived here for years but never knew the chapel existed.

On the 2nd October will be our annual Academy lecture, led by Ray and addressing the very long standing and interesting history of all the Gaskells, their child being buried in our graveyard. Hope everybody can enjoy the last period of summer now, before we all get very worried about turning the heating on.

Best wishes,


The Corn Song

Heap high the farmer’s wintry hoard!

Heap high the golden corn!

No richer gift has Autumn poured

From out her lavish horn!

Let other lands, exulting, glean

The apple from the pine,

The orange from its glossy green,

The cluster from the vine;

We better love the hardy gift

Our rugged vales bestow,

To cheer us when the storm shall drift

Our harvest-fields with snow.

- John Greenleaf Whittier

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