Manor Hill Hosts a Masquerade Ball
On Friday 23rd February we were excited to host a masquerade ball to raise money for the new heating system at St Michael and All Angels Church.
St Michael and All Angels dates back to the 12th century and is Grade I listed. The ancient graveyard is full of wild flowers and contains areas reserved for wildlife. The wild flowers and wildlife is varied and rampant among the older and illegible gravestones.
The chancel is 13th century, while the north chapel and the south aisle were added in the 13th and 14th centuries. Decorated windows were installed at the same time, with further Victorian renovations being undertaken. In the 19th century the church was renovated with funds provided by the ‘Salt King’, John Corbett, a local man who made his money in salt-mining, and is best known now for building the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa. He was also a very charitable man using his money for good, building alms houses and renovating other churches. John Corbett is buried in the churchyard.
Guests were treated to a three course meal of prawn and flaked salmon cocktail in a Marie Rose sauce, roasted chicken breast served with dauphinoise potatoes, Madeira jus and seasonal vegetables and a trio of desserts featuring lemon posset, chocolate brownie with cream and chocolate powder and a meringue nest with blueberry compote.
After the meal there was a raffle and auction before guests danced the night away to the music of the fabulous Taylor and Co Band.