A musical evening, including cheese and wine, was held in the closed off east end of St Peter’s Church on the 1st of September. To a full house the “MicWire” Choir and soloists entertained us with an excellent programme. The choir was exuberant, energetic and very entertaining with an enjoyable repertoire of Pop, Soul and Motown Classics with a finale of Salve Regina (Holy Holy Queen). They were ably and enthusiastically conducted by Kate Cubley and Grace Courtney and our thanks go to them and all the choir members for coming to us in Adderley, some from as far away as Liverpool.
At the interval wine and cheese were handed round and not just your “usual” piece of cheese on a biscuit but an array of wonderful cheese nibbles on different breads, biscuits & pastries and many varieties of cheese. A big thank you to Priscilla Parsons, Jackey Tydeman and Sheila Greetham for all the bits, wine and organisation. The church was decorated with lovely flowers kindly grown and given and arranged by church members. A very well received vote of thanks was given by Chris Lewis and a good night was had by all.
A great time was had by all on Friday night at the Puddings and Prosecco evening. Sheila Greetham has sent us some pictures.
Thank you to everyone who came to the Puddings & Prosecco Evening last Friday night. We had a very successful event, and a fantastic range of puddings with plenty of prosecco to go with them. Many thanks to everyone who supported it, in any way, but especially to everyone who made and donated the delicious puddings, making the night such a sweet success!! Thank you also to Adderley Village Hall Committee for allowing us to use the Hall whilst it’s going through a fabulous “makeover”.
Thank you all 😊
Our next social/fundraiser will be on Wednesday 1st September with the “MicWire” singers plus special guests. This is being held in the beautiful, old part of St Peter’s Church, acclaimed by professional musicians for its fantastic acoustics. If you’ve never been in there before & heard live music, now’s your chance! Put the date in your diary & look out for further promotion nearer the time!!
Who went down to St Peter’s on Sunday (St Peter’s Day) to have a look around the church and enjoy a scone and a cup of something? We did and it was amazing. Not only did they have a great scarecrow but there was time to have a look at the part of the church that is usually closed up and to take in some of the history.
Did you know that there are memorials to the Needhams (Viscount Kilmorey) and the Corbet family in Adderley Church? John de Nedeham from Cheshire was MP for London. He was also Justice of Chester and Flint and Sergent at Law and Justice of Lancaster. He took the lease from a John Marston for the manor of Shavington and lands of Shavington, Pylesdon, Hole, Wylaston, Mylneheth, Twemlow, Adderly and Botestoen at a rent of £12 3s 4d (13s and 4d is about 65p). He so liked Shavington that he purchased in in 1461.
One of John’s relatives, Robert Needham, was knighted in 1594 and became Sherrif of Shropshire 1606 and was mad Viscount Kilmorey in 1625 by King Charles 1st.
This is why we have memorials to Needhams and Kilmoreys in Adderley Church. More recently the Corbet Family lived in Adderley and it is the Corbets that created the trust which allows us to use the land where there is the Village Hall, the bowling green and the play area.
June 27th and it’s St Peter’s Day. Adderley Church and its school both have the name of St Peter one of the twelve apostles who was also known as the Rock so it’s a big day in the life of our historic church.
Follow the scarecrow trail down to the church and you can see a scarecrow portraying one of the stories of St Peter. While you’re there treat yourself to a cream tea and take time out to look around this grade one listed building.
If you intend to take a look around the church please remember to wear a mask and follow the social distancing rules.
The excitement is almost unbearable. Scarecrows will be going out this weekend!
A reminder for Sunday 27th, which is St Peter’s Day. When you’re walking the scarecrow trail take time to walk down to St Peter’s Church to view the scarecrow. When you’re there step inside for teas and coffee then take the opportunity to look around this amazing grade one listed building which is a major feature of Adderley Parish.
On Sunday June 27th we celebrate St Peter’s Day. This is an important part of the Adderley calendar so while you’re on the scarecrow trail why not take the time to go and see the scarecrow at the church and then take time to take a look around this Grade 1 listed village church.
St Peter’s Day Celebration
Sunday 27th June 2021
Come and have a look around Adderley’s historic village church
and enjoy the peaceful
homemade refreshments available
Open all day from 10.30am
or 9.30am if you would like to join in the morning service