Proceeds from the festival are used to support St Clement’s work supporting the Chorlton community – over the years, funds raised by the festival have supported the maintenance of the church buildings and helped fund the creation of three halls for community use, disabled toilets, updated electrical systems, new kitchen facilities and much more.
Like many of you we are gutted there will be no festival this year. However, St Clement’s still needs help to cover the maintenance of the church during lockdown.
There is a Just Giving page where you can contribute to the shortfall in St Clement’s funding due to the pandemic and help them continue their work in the community.
We hope that everybody out there is managing to stay safe and well in these difficult times.
It is with great sadness that we must confirm that the Chorlton Beer & CIder Festival will not take place this year. With the uncertainty of when restrictions will be lifted, we cannot proceed with organising for our planned dates in July.
While we considered rescheduling for later in the year, we concluded that when normality resumes, St Clement’s will serve our community best by resuming worship and catching up on weddings & baptisms that have been postponed during the crisis. At the same time, the pubs & bars of Chorlton will need to see you back drinking with them.
Today the Church Of England has suspended public worship until further notice. CAMRA has cancelled all festivals until the end of June (including Stockport Beer & Cider Festival which was scheduled to take place from 7th – 9th May).
Over the coming days and weeks, we will be monitoring the situation and advice from government, the Church and CAMRA and reviewing whether the festival can continue as scheduled, be postponed until later in the year or needs to be cancelled.
These are trying times for everyone but life and health must come first. Please stay safe, look after your loved ones and the vulnerable.