An extract from Yorkshire The North Riding. Buildings of England Pevsner….St Chad. 1884 by Charles Hodgson Fowler. Red brick. Nave, Chancel, Wooden bell turret. Although a small church, this is a by a very good architect Charles Hodgson Fowler from Durham but responsible for many excellent churches fittings and furnishings in Yorkshire.
The interior fittings are still very much intact simple pews Chancel screen with tracery relief patterns fine lectern in the arts and crafts style. A harmonium by Packard Fort Wayne of Indiana imported by Dray and sons York and Hull. This is played regularly for services.
We have recently had major repair works done to the roof, the bell tower, the bell was reconditioned and re hung. The day the bell was first tested after the re hanging a number of us in the Village were out in our gardens, heard the bell and stopped to listen….it was a lovely moment! …it having been silent for so long! St Chads is the chapel of ease for St Laurence, is only a small church but it is one of only a few facilities in the village. We try to keep it open during the day which often gets good comments. We hold two services a month, the first Sunday is a lay lead Family Half Hour followed by coffee and biscuits (we don’t have water in the church but everyone rallies round with thermoses and the washing up at home). The third Sunday is Holy Communion. We are a small congregation but we all love the intimacy and simplicity of St Chads. Last Sunday, 1st March we even had a very well behaved dog in the congregation! We welcome everyone!
We hold a Tea and Chat once a month the last Tuesday in the month at the village hall (they’ve got a kitchen!) to provide support for any lonely people not necessarily communicants.
10.00 Family Half Hour
11.00 Holy Communion (CW)
Cancelled until further notice
Tea and Chat
Last Tuesday in the month
2.00-4.00pm Great Habton Village Hall.
Come and enjoy good conversation with Tea and homemade cake.