St Andrew’s Church Development Project And Appeal - October 2018 Update

Building Progess

Everyone will now be aware that building work is underway and is making good progress. The first task, invisible from outside the church, was to remove the asbestos. The asbestos turned out to be more extensive than was originally thought; this has slowed down the project and added to the budget but, of course, it all had to be removed before further work could take place inside the church. In the meantime, the contractors have been working on the roof; the new insulation is now in place and the re-tiling of the roof is almost complete. In the coming weeks the contractors will be working inside the church as well as starting to prepare the groundworks for the new extension. The preparation for the new heated floor is well under way.

The organ is away being cleaned and renovated. Soon, work will start on constructing the new west end screen and the new communion kneeling rail. The first order of interlocking oak chairs will be placed very soon.

Fundraising

As at the end of September 2018, the total sum raised stands at just over £522,500 including the recent receipt of a grant from The Big Lottery Awards For All.

Fundraising continues with the annual Quiz Supper on 1st December 2018, with Michael York in the chair as Quiz Master. For further details, click here.

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