Stone’s Chapel, June 2015
The annual Stone’s Chapel Fall Gathering and Open House will be on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The Fall Gathering will begin with a short program featuring a musical performance entitled “From Slavery to Civil Rights” by Bill Johnston and remarks by author Arthur Pope at 11:00am. Mr. Pope’s recent book, “Carry Me Back: An American Journey in Time and Place,” examines family legends of 19th and early 20th century Clarke County. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Following the program, the Fall Gathering will continue with a covered dish luncheon. The Memorial Association will provide meat and beverages. Everyone else is invited to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.
Save the Date! The 2nd annual Candlelight Christmas Service at Stone’s Chapel will be on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 6:00pm.
View of the Chapel from the Balcony
Looking for an intimate venue for a wedding or other special event? You can now rent Stone’s Chapel! With its fresh coat of interior paint, the chapel is ready for your special event. For more information, see our Chapel Rentals page.
Stone’s Chapel will host a candlelight Christmas service of carols, scriptures and special music on Saturday, December 13, 2014. The service will start at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be served in the Sunday School room following the service.
Snow or no snow, the service will be held!
Also, please note that there is no heat in the Chapel, so dress appropriately.
Mark your calendars now – the 4th annual Stone’s Chapel Open House has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2o14. As we have done in years past, we will have a short service of special music, readings and remembrances. After the service, we will have a potluck lunch on the church lawn. The service will begin at 11:00 am. We hope you will be able to join us.
Our Old Tyme Candlelight Christmas Service will be on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Hopefully, Mother Nature will be more cooperative this year! More details to follow.
If you’ve driven past the Chapel recently, you’ve noticed that several of the old maple trees have been taken down. We were concerned that the trees might come down in a storm – they were not healthy and posed a risk to the Chapel. We do plan to replace the trees in the near future, but in the meantime, it’s nice to be able to see the north side of the Chapel!
The 3rd annual Stone’s Chapel Homecoming is just two days away! Please join us for a day of reflection and remembrance. The Homecoming service will begin at 11:00am. This year’s featured speaker is Arthur Pope, whose ancestors are buried in the Stone’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Pope will talk about his forthcoming book, a reflection on the bond and mystery of place and a history of Berryville as his ancestors experienced it and as he has rediscovered it.
The service will also feature music by Dwight Hanline and Gene Williamson, including some favorite traditional Presbyterian hymns.
Following the service, we will enjoy the fellowship of a potluck luncheon. The Memorial Association will provide meat; visitors are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Painting of Stone’s Chapel by artist Rita King
The Stone’s Chapel Memorial Association will be at the Clarke County Fair, August 12-17, 2013. Stop by and visit us!
We are raffling off an 11×14 print of this beautiful painting of the Chapel by local artist Rita King. Print is matted (16×20) and ready for framing. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Raffle drawing will take place at the Homecoming on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
We also have 8×10 prints available for sale, $20 each. Prints are matted (11×14) and ready for framing. Plus, we have art notecards, 10 for $10, and the Cat’s Meow building miniatures for $15 each. Of course, we will also gladly take donations. All proceeds will go towards the building repair fund.
The 3rd annual Stone’s Chapel Homecoming will be on Saturday, September 14, 2013, with the Homecoming Service starting at 11:00am. Following the service, we will have our traditional potluck luncheon and tours of the chapel and cemetery.
This year, the Homecoming Service will feature remarks by Arthur K. Pope. Mr. Pope is a minister, journalist, author, historian, and historic preservationist whose ancestors were members of Stone’s Chapel and are buried in the Stone’s Chapel cemetery. His forthcoming book is about the bond and mystery of place, and is a history of Berryville as his ancestors experienced it and as he has rediscovered it.
Please plan to join us as we remember and honor Stone’s Chapel’s past and celebrate its continuing restoration. All are welcome. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share!
Stone’s Chapel with new standing-seam metal roof, June 2013
If you’ve driven past Stone’s Chapel lately, hopefully you have noticed the new roof! The Memorial Association received a $5,000 grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution toward the replacement of the roof, for which we are very grateful.
Of course, as with any historic structure, fixing one thing often leads to finding more repairs that need to be made. The roofing company was unable to install the flashing where the roof abuts the back of the vestibule tower. The mortar on the back of the tower needs to be repointed before the flashing can be installed, otherwise it will just pull the bricks out. So, our next “emergency” repair job will be repointing the mortar.
We also had a number of the old maple trees around the Chapel taken down.
Cat’s Meow replica of the Chapel
Want a unique souvenir of Stone’s Chapel? We now have miniature replicas of the chapel by The Cat’s Meow Village available. The replicas are 5 inches tall and about 4.25 inches wide. They are $15.00 each, plus $2.50 shipping. If interested in purchasing, please send an email to email@example.com.