Progress report – 2nd June 2023
The cabins are going! You can see real proof that the work is coming to an end after the site cabins are removed on Tuesday 6th June. Before that the architect is coming to site on Friday 2nd to agree that the work on the inside is finished. Ten days after that there will be a Building Regulations inspection to confirm that the architect can declare that the work is complete and we can take possession. We will then have a series of working parties to get the church into good order. If you would like to help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The big changes this week have been completion of the staircase to the mezzanine, the stair rail and the rail above the glass balustrade around the mezzanine floor and laying of matting at all the entrances. Most important of all to those of us who will be helping “move in” there has been some excellent cleaning – not just the floor but also at high level, including the screen at the west door.
Our need for donations continues: all the details are on the website. We had many generous donations for chairs during May. Thank you all very much.
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.