Wander into history

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 02 September 2021


After 18 months of covid closure, the iconic Heights Chapel will be open to the public from 10.30am-4.30pm on Saturday, September 18 and 1.30pm-4.30pm on Sunday 19th.

Refreshments will be served at 2pm on both days and there will be guided tours of the graveyard from 2pm.

For those seeking out family graves, maps will be available to use throughout the weekend.

There will be hymn singing on the Sunday at the 4pm Book of Common Prayer (BCP) evening service.

During covid, Maurice Reid and others have kept on top of the work in the graveyard, some walling has been repaired, grass walkways kept clear, the steps from the side gate into the grave yard have been repaired and wild flower seeds sown.

On Saturday, at 11am, Delph Youth Band and Delph Senior Band will play, and at the Evening prayer on the Sunday afternoon.

Copies of ‘Heights Church and Friarmere Parish – A potted history’ will be on sale priced at £15.


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