Regular Events

Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update

18th January 2015

Church ceiling – plaster fall – an update.  Following a meeting in the church last Wednesday with an architect and an adviser from a Conservation & Restoration company, we are now actively exploring the option to erect debris netting in the nave and side aisle as an interim measure to enable us to resume use of the whole church building.  A longer term and permanent solution is also under consideration.  The Sunday 10am service will continue to take place in the chancel until further notice.  Please contact Robin if you have any questions about this.

Regular Events

Fall of Plaster

8 January 2015

Recently we had a fall of plaster from the church ceiling above the pews near the front of the nave. Following the PCC Standing Committee on Monday we have been in touch with our Archdeacon, the Secretary of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (the body which deals with the care of church buildings) and our church insurers, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, to discuss the situation. Our insurers advised, understandably, that the PCC must undertake a risk assessment and then take appropriate measures in response to the assessment.

The Standing Committee met again this afternoon to carry out a risk assessment. We determined that the Risk Rating for the nave and north aisle areas of the church is such that we should not use these areas of the church until such time as a professional person has carried out a high level close inspection of the ceiling plaster in situ; this will be arranged with our architect as soon as possible. We determined that we can continue to use the chancel and south aisle areas of the church.

The purpose of this email is to let you know what has happened and to inform you that the 10am service on Sundays will take place in the chancel at the east end of the church until further notice.

Please pass on this information to friends and neighbours who are not on email so the news is as widely circulated as possible.

If you have any questions about this please do contact me.


Regular Events

What’s on in the parish.. Sept – Nov 2014

Prayers for the Parish and World Church, 7.00pm NEXT Monday 22nd September in the church.  After a brief time sharing issues for prayer, we will spend about ½ an hour offering our prayers, followed by a time of reflection and discussion combined with some refreshment.  All welcome.

Prayers for the Parish and World Church, new day & time from September.  Please note that from next month our monthly gathering for prayer will take place on the 4th Monday evening between 7.00pm and 8.00pm, usually in the Parish Rooms; in September it will take place in the church.  It is hoped this new time will enable more people to come and share this time of prayer together.

Harvest Festival, Sunday 5th October.  We will be celebrating harvest this year with a Family Communion at 10.00am.  This year the collections at the morning services and the proceeds from the auction of produce will be in support of CMS and Jigsaw Kids Ministries.

Messy Church, 2.30pm Sunday 19th October.  The next Messy Church will take place on Sunday 19th October.  For more information or to offer to help contact Lesley Hudson, 523291.

Church & Churchyard Maintenance Days, Friday 24th & Saturday 25th October.  These maintenance days are important times to carry out essential tasks around the church and churchyard.  Can you spare an hour or two, please?  More details to follow.

Vicar’s Stall at the St Andrew’s Fair, Saturday 29th November.  Robin will be pleased to receive small gifts (guide price £5) from your holiday trip to sell on his stall at this year’s St Andrew’s Fair.

New Daylight Bible Reading Notes.  Copies of the September – December issue of the Bible Reading Fellowship daily notes are available.  If you don’t use such notes yet do think about doing so.  Excellent value at only £4.25.

Prayers for people in need.  To have someone prayed for by name in our parish prayers please contact Robin, 633307 or June Whitaker, 655320.  Names will be included weekly for 8 weeks or monthly for 4 months; they will then be removed unless a further period of prayer is requested.

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