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St Peters’ Re-ordering Bulletin No. 5

St Peters’ Re-ordering Bulletin No. 5

The builders continue to make good progress and we are on budget. However we are still in need of funds to complete the new meeting room.
All sub-surface works have been completed. New drains have been laid for the WC / servery
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Further strengthening work has been completed on the pillars.
A new damp proof course (Delta membrane) has been laid ready for concrete
Concrete is being poured!
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The new oak chairs have been ordered….
…our chair sponsorship programme has been launched and so far is going well.
16th Century Ledger stone for Dorothy Durant was revealed under the vestry floor –
we plan to set all three ledger stones into the new stone floor
Steve Preston for The Re-ordering Team
Contemplative Prayer Meeting – Monday 26th November 2018

Contemplative Prayer Meeting – Monday 26th November 2018

is held on the last Monday of each month at 6.00 pm

at 23c Main Street, BARROWDEN

Come for a quiet moment of reflection in the peace and love of God’s presence.

Welcome for a time of silence to reflect, pray or

enjoy centring self to the calm of the moment.

 People may drop in for any period of time within that hour

silently entering and leaving so not to disturb.

 Silent reflection can be carried out alone, one can eat alone but is so much more uniting when shared with others.

“ Where two or three have gathered in My name, there I am in their midst” Matthew 18:20

Barrowden Closure – Lift to other Services

Barrowden Closure – Lift to other Services

Just another reminder that with the Church at Barrowden being closed until May 2019, you will be welcome to attend other services within the Benefice, and details of times etc. are available in the village magazine or on the Welland Fosse website.

If you would like a lift to any of the services, then please contact one of the following who would be happy to help:-

Martin Beattie 01780 721659
Kay Bagshaw 01572 747797
David Lovering 01572 747670
Janet Verest 01572 747994

Barrowden & Wakerley PCC

St Peter’s Barrowden, Church Development Project – Bulletin No. 4.

St Peter’s Barrowden, Church Development Project – Bulletin No. 4.

Four weeks in and the builders have made steady progress with no issues 

discovered beneath the floor. 


  • The stone and wood floor has now been carefully removed, as has the old blower heater.

The old stone flags have been palleted and will be sold.

  • Some ancient damage by rabbits to the foundations of the pillars has been discovered.

This has now been remedied with concrete infill;


  • 2 more ledger stones, one dated 1685, have been discovered in the vestry area.

These will be repositioned, together with the only other ledger stone which was located

at the top of the north aisle.

  • Small fragments of human vertebrae have been found during the excavations.

These will be re-interred later in the process.

  • The new floor level will be raised to the level of the medieval floor which was higher

than the Victorian floor, recently removed;


Finally the first pouring of concrete to create a sub-base for the new floor has been made.

St Peter’s Reordering Team.

Barrowden Church Development Project. Bulletin No.2.

Barrowden Church Development Project. Bulletin No.2.

Barrowden Church closed for worship on 10 September.  The pews have been removed and all sold locally. The church has been cleared, valuables stored and the space prepared for the builders.

  • The Builders begin work on Monday 1st October at 8.30 am. The church and churchyard then become a building site under the responsibility of the builder, WW Brown and Sons.
  • Access to the churchyard will then be limited or occasionally prohibited to visitors, depending upon the building work currently underway.  If you wish to visit the graves or pass through the gates to walk your dog please phone the builders beforehand if at all possible to avoid disappointment.  The number is 01858 465353.
  • It is anticipated that the building work will be completed by 3 May 2019. Until that time these restrictions will apply for the security of the site and the safety of us all.

Now that the pews have been taken out we can begin to see what an inspiring and flexible new space will be created

Thank you for your concern and patience in this matter.

Christopher Armstrong.