Since our last update work has been concentrated on the new flagged floor and completing the lighting circuits.
We hope to be able to have another Open Day quite soon, once the floor is finished.
The new light fittings have been ordered. These will help transform the church by creating the right lighting effect and atmosphere.
Work is just behind schedule but we still expect to have the church back in mid-May.
Budget-wise we are still about £20,000 short of where we need to be; or put another way in a £390,000 project we are 95% there!
Servery and Cupboads
Behind the scenes the builders have been designing and fabricating the new oak cupboards and fittings for the Servery and new Meeting Room – similar to this :
All the complicated edges have been finished first.
The new meeting room floor is down and work has commenced in the Nave
The total project estimate including building works, chairs, new organ, fittings and fees is £390,000.
Through the generosity of villagers and families associated with parish,we have raised over £80,000
which has allowed us to draw in £132,000 in grants and a £50,000 Diocesan loan.
The PCC has used up its own reserves and available funds, some £110,000, to almost bridge the gap.
As things stand the funding gap will not allow us to install the glass screen for the Meeting Room and
items such as chair storage, repairs to the bell tower steps and new tables.
If you can help with our final push we’d be delighted to hear from you.
Steve Preston firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of the Re-ordering Project team :
Martin Beattie (Chair)
Very Rev’d Christopher Armstrong
Re-ordering Bulletin No. 9
Since our last update the electricians have been putting in the new ducting, wiring and lighting circuits and work has commenced on the new flagged floor. We hope to be able to have another open day quite soon once the floor is finished.
We have also had a tremendous response to our appeal to sponsor a chair – 55 are now sponsored! Thank you to all those who have signed up!
Ducting has been laid in the floor around the perimeter of the church to take the new wiring
The new boiler and pump have been installed and tested
All 29 pallets of flagstones have been carefully placed in church.
Two of the restored ledger stones will be incorporated into the new floor – another concrete screed has
covered the underfloor heating pipework
Finally it’s not too late to sponsor a chair.
We have a limited number still available but we must confirm order details to Treske the manufacturer by 01 April 2019. So don’t delay, please complete a sponsorship form today.
All are Welcome at our Service
in the Benefice this Sunday, 2 before Lent.
|9.30 am South Luffenham Church
||Holy Communion (CA )
Readings: Rev. Ch.4 Luke 8.22-25
CA =The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong
To be held on Sunday 24 March 2019 at the VILLAGE HALL Barrowden at 12.15.
Business will include :
- Election of Churchwardens
Receiving and approving annual reports and accounts
- Appointment of Deanery Synod Representatives
- Appointment of Sidesmen
- Election of Parochial Church Council members
Anyone willing to stand for these positions should contact either Kay Bagshaw, Martin Beattie or Steve Preston.
PCC : Chair : David Lovering (Deanery Synod Rep) ; Judith Piggott, Martin Beattie, Kay Bagshaw, Janet Verest, John Harding, Steve Preston ;
with Churchwardens Kay Bagshaw and Martin Beattie (Deanery Synod Rep).
Ex Officio Christopher Armstrong.
Sidesmen : Kay Bagshaw, Gill Profitt, Sheila Saunders, Rita Conway, Brigit McMullan, Daphne Lovering, Pat Comber, Alison Last, Christine Garland, Neena Allen, Peter Voller and Pixie James.