Welcome to the beauty of Autumn!
But before we launch ourselves into that most beautifully of melancholic seasons, let’s take a look at what’s happened at The Chapel over the summer months.
Wedding of Annie- Rose Tate-Harte and Nick Bayliss
On Saturday September 5th we celebrated the wedding of Annie-Rose and Nick. Annie-Rose has connections going back with us for four generations and has been a life-long member of The Chapel. With her now-husband Nick, Annie currently lives in Manchester, popping back to West Sussex whenever she can.
Stuart led the ceremony which included words and music selected by the couple. After the service, the 80-strong congregation made their way back to Libby’s for a lovely time of socialising, great food and dancing. It was surely The Chapel’s ‘Event of the Year’ and we wish the happy couple a long lifetime of love together.
Looking further back into July, we celebrated our annual anniversary service, with guests travelling from far and wide to join us in a time of worship led by District Minister Martin Whitell. Afterwards, all enjoyed a great spread as we filtered out into the sunshine filled garden.
Paul Juniper, our helpful neighbour and top quality carpenter, has been devoting hours of his time constructing our new oak shutters. In August, we were able to put them on the front windows and finally take down the wire grills that have served a purpose in protecting our windows after vandalism but which now, we are pleased to say, are consigned to storage. Thanks to the Sussex Antique Oak Company for supplying the wood and once again, to Paul for his time, care and skills.
We have lots of exciting things lined up for the Autumn and beyond. Shivani’s Art Classes, Duncan’s Meditation, Marion’s Healing mornings, her Meditation Series and of course, our Folk Club starts up again soon. Explore the tabs at the top of this page, including the calendar, to find out if there is something up your street: it would be great to see you soon.
If you’ve ever felt that you needed a big cuddly friend who would provide you with comfort, warmth and the odd drop of Brandy, this song is for you. Ron Sexsmith is playing at The Komedia, Brighton, in October and Stuart and Jan have tickets because they just love him to bits.