Online Poetry Evening
The Kingdom of Love
Join poet and priest Rachel Mann for an evening of poetry which explores the meaning of love, hope and redemption in a time of precariousness and fragility ...
Friday October 16th
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
To book you zoom code please contact us by email.
News from The Chapel in the Fields (August)
It's now August and we are all continuing living with the effects of Covid-19, thank you for all the support given to the Project over the last few weeks. We would love to be able to open the Chapel to have people come back to the lovely peaceful space. But in the present circumstances that feels too risky. So here in the latest newsletter are a few snippets of what has been happening.
At the time of writing this newsletter, we have shared in leading three online Quiet Days, each time we have been 'Pondering the Psalms'. The next Quiet Day is on August 11th. Altogether over 40 different people have joined us on Zoom, also using our emailed resources. At the last Quiet Day we were really pleased to welcome Helen all the way from Melbourne. It is amazing to think that we can connect together using the internet with folk on the side of the world.
September Quiet Day online
Drinking from the Well
We are offering an online version of our usual Quiet Days at The Chapel. We will be using interactive Zoom, pre-recorded YouTube clips and emailed resources. On both days Tues 15th and Sat 19th Sept we will use the same material
The plan is to gather on Zoom at 10:00am for coffee, chat and morning prayers. Again another Zoom at 1:00pm for breakout groups and Zoom closing prayers at 3:00pm. In between times, you will have the opportunity to use the resources we will email, and reflect on other resources in our YouTube playlist
10:00am til 3:15pm.
Spaces will be limited, booking required.
This is a free event, but a donation towards the cost would be very welcome.
Despite the Chapel being closed to visitors, Kevin has been busy on his own making 'things' to order for a variety of folk. Here is a selection of some of things that have been made, including a bench for Larkhill Timperley and house sign for National Trust property in Dunham Massey.
As some of you will know, from the middle of March we created and shared 133 daily Postcards reaching an 'audience' of 1000 people per day, these were distributed by using WhatsApp, Facebook and email. They have proved to have been a great source of encouragement and connection during Lockdown. All the Postcards can be found here on The Chapel You Tube Channel.
From Monday August 10th, we plan to send a weekly Postcard from the Chapel, with the first four being a 'little bit different!'
The Story of Ruth
Our friends Kevin and Clair have produced and made available here some resources on the book of Ruth found in the Old Testament. This was filmed around the Chapel and in the nearby fields, it is an ancient story that resonates with many issues that we face in our world today.
Here is the video retelling the story of Ruth.
We think the story is a great story which works well on its own but there is plenty to think about and the companion video may help with that. If you decide to watch it, it’s up to you whether you listen to it before or after the story. You may want to watch either of the videos more than once. There are opportunities to pause in both videos. There are music interludes in the story which mark the ends and beginnings of the four chapters in the Bible.
Guide notes and questions to ponder can be downloaded here
Friends of the Chapel
We are very grateful to all those who have committed to becoming a Friend of the Chapel, your contribution of prayer and regular giving is really important in these uncertain times. We now have 70 Friends, and in the process of applying for a Gift Aid claim. The 'Friends' application form can be found here
Kevin was recently invited by the Manchester and Stockport District to continue as Project Leader beyond August 2021. The challenge post Covid-19 is to resume some of the activities of the Chapel, and secure further funding.
Wooden items available....
Below are some of the wooden items that can be purchased from the Chapel, including our unique Advent Rings. Please email with your enquiry. Payment can be made safely online. Ideal gifts for friends and family.
A small community of folk have been meeting monthly online on the first Sunday, for a time of worship, connection and encouragement.
A Prayer for August form the President of the Methodist Conference, Rev Richard Teal.