One of the empties from the “Church ale”: ‘A festivity during which ale is drunk, held by or in connection with a church esp. to raise money for church repair, the poor, etc. Also: the ale drunk at such a festivity. Cf. ale n. 2, kirk-ale n., scot-ale n.’, (OED).
Day #66 of the second 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.