Progress report – 10th February 2023
As the work begins on the north doorway, you can see almost as much from the road as we can from inside the compound, and by the time you read this the hole will be much bigger!
What you won’t see is the massive box on the inside. This is for security of the site at the moment. Later it should also enable us to start to use the church even before the work on the entrance is finished. The stone arch must be built and then templated before the metal frame and glass can be ordered as these have to fit perfectly, which could cause quite a significant delay.
More funds are still needed and even if you have given already, please consider whether you might give a little more. Some people have and it is very welcome. Thank you. You will find all the details on the website. January was not one of our best months for fund raising and we only took in £4,000 in January and still have £54,000 to raise to reach our £120,000 target.
Although the building itself is closed, worship continues in The Cornerstone on Sundays (8, 9.30 and 11.15am) and on weekdays (Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am and Thursday at 9 am) and the bell ringers have access to the tower. There is still access to almost all the churchyard either through the lychgate in London Road or the double gate in Norreys Avenue. The memorials by The Cornerstone and by the vestry door can be accessed by arrangement with the Parish office.