A dark and wet evening on Friday 13th November provided the setting for a mystery at St Chad’s.
Tables were set in the Chancel and a banquet was held by the mythical 8th Earl of Sefton. Some dubious acting exposed a plot of family intrigue and jealousy that was nevertheless convincing. The dinner guests (who had each paid £7 for the privilege) were confronted by solving a complex whodunnit. None were successful, including those playing the major parts.
The evening was rounded off with awards for the acting and catering. There are no prizes for guessing who got the prize for the most bumbling detective – I was actually playing the role of one of the victims but didn’t know it at the time.
There has been a great deal of interest in the event and it is sure to be repeated, perhaps when the weather gets a bit warmer and the nights a bit lighter.
Kirkby Church of England School used to be on the corner of Old Rough Lance and County Road opposite the current site of MacDonalds. For 150 years it was the only educational establishment in the town. In the last 50 years more schools have been built as the population has grown.
Mrs Webb visited Kirkby recently, having lived away for some time, and was shocked to see the urban nature of a village she remembered as containing “lovely farm houses”. You may just be able to detect a blue spot on the head of a young lad second from right and second from the back. this is the only person we are currently able to identify: Edmond Rose. His name is written on the back of the picture. We would be glad to know of any other family memories from those days.
On October 31st, we celebrated our 6th annual Light Night, an alternative to Halloween focussing on light and all things good. For two hours, we did craft, played games, did challenges, ate and drank, and generally had a fantastic time. Pictures are below.
It was planned to take place on Saturday 5th December. This is a couple of weeks later than normal and clashes with a number of other events.
The date has changed to Sunday 6th December, after the 11.00am Morning Eucharist.
The Venue has changed to the Church building rather than Centre 63.
The Fair will now be a “Mini Fair”.
We normally have a good range of handicrafts prepared by church members and friends of St Chad’s which many people rely on at Christmas time. Rather than cancel the Fair this year we have decided to run a Mini Fair at which all the usual handicrafts, cards and flowers will be on sale, but without the grotto.
Why not join us for the morning service then browse the stalls afterwards?