The special service on Saturday the 6th September 2003, led by Rev. Pamela Le Poidevin, was absolutely packed: the hall was full, and many people heard the service from outside. Luckily the weather was fine, though it could have been warmer.
Afterwards everyone retired to the Village Hall for a Shirwell Tea, and to see a display celebrating 100 years of witness.
If you click on these photos, you can see a larger version.
The hall was packed, but somehow everyone managed to cram in.
And then everyone read the displays all around the room, which covered Shirwell's history from the foundation of the Chapel to the present day - with photos.
Brian Barrow, the Shirwell historian, had prepared a special display dealling with Shirwellians in the two world wars, but there were so many people looking at the displays at that end of the hall that this is the only shot I got of it.
The next day, Sunday 7th September, at 11.00am, there was a united service in the Chapel, led by the Rev. John Carne, chairman of the district, followed by refreshments.
You can read about the foundation of the chapel in the rumour and memory section of this website.