Golden Jubilee - The Church Reopens
Over 22 weeks since we handed over our Church space for a renewal and a refresh, the Church will be returned to us this week! There is have a lot to get
through this week including fitting the frames for our new stained-glass windows and completing the Narthex (entrance), carpeting the sanctuary, tiling
around the baptismal font and building up the ramp to the church entrance among a number of items outstanding. That said, the builders assure us that the
church will be ready, even if there will still be one or two loose ends to tidy up in the next couple of weeks.
The new altar will be consecrated by Bishop Richard on Friday 9 September 2016 at 7.30pm. Please try to come along. And please invite friends and neighbours – especially anyone who has been away for a while – for this joyful celebration, both of the hard work of so many who have made the renewal of our buildings possible and of the life of our community, past, present and future.
Services for Next week and beyond
Our regular services will resume in the Church space and our exile to the Church Hall will have ended!
For an update on fundraising read more on
our Jubilee Pages.
This has been a long journey. We’ve put up with discomfort, brick-dust and inconvenience. Perhaps more importantly, we’ve been unable to celebrate key moments
of parish life (baptisms, first communions, a wedding, several funerals of dear friends ...) in their normal proper context. But I really believe our little
‘Exile’ in the hall will have been worth it (quite apart from the fact that it has forced some of us to change the habits of a lifetime and sit next to
As you will discover, the building looks cared for. It feels more prayerful. It is better able to welcome our existing congregation and – crucially –
visitors from outside who come in search of faith and friendship. Thank you everyone who has got us to this point – and everyone who has patiently put up
with the dislocations of recent months.