The traditional Harvest Supper at Oat Street Chapel took place in the Upper Gatehouse Room on the evening of Monday 27th September, only a few days after the autumnal equinox, when the hours of daylight are decreasing at their maximum rate.
Whilst the arrival of autumn was therefore in no doubt, the approach of winter did nothing to dampen the conviviality of the forty or so who came to sup. The selection of main courses and desserts provided by Sally and her helpers having been consumed with some relish, the traditional raffle was drawn, to be followed by a decidedly un-traditional round of community singing. Whilst passers-by may well have recognised the tune, ably played by Humphrey Bright at the keyboard, as that of a well-known, not to say well-loved, hymn*, the words actually being voiced with some gusto would no doubt have caused them puzzlement and, we hope, amusement.
Further entertainment was provided by Chris in the form of a musical quiz – easy for those with the ability to match their recognition of a tune with its name, and vexing to those who struggle with its name on the tip of their tongue.
Thank you, Chris and Sally, for another evening of good company and good fun. A total of £426 was raised for Chapel funds.
*All things bright and beautiful