I have just sent off an application to the Cathedrals and Major Churches people for some serious funding.
If it succeeds – if we can raise the £73,000 match funding – we can start to renew our failing roof.
We can’t do it all; not quite. The low roof to the south (the “south aisle”) will have to wait its turn – and we will need to do something about the gutters too. But the exciting thing is that – if we are successful – we can at last begin to make some progress with restoring the church to its proper place in our community – as an open, welcoming, warm and comfortable haven. Seven days a week!
Watch this space!
And watch out for ways that you can help too. (And that’s not just a request for you to put your hand in your pocket – though that will be useful!!)