All good things begin with a meeting of course, so here we are making a start on the great endeavour with the project manager, site manager and quantity surveyor.
The previous few days had been long and rather grubby as cupboards and corners and glory holes which had lain undisturbed for many years were turned out. A pile of bric-a-brac was unearthed which proved the adage that one man’s junk is another’s treasure as small donations rolled in.
Rather more concentration was required to work out what should go to St Peter’s School hall and what to the Leverton Hall for the 10am and 8am services respectively. But before long two sets of everything were sorted out, stored and transported. From now on we will just have to manage with what we have.
Rev Canon Anne Gell led a lovely ‘temporary farewell’ service to send the body of the church out into the community. Hands up for worship; hands linked in love and support for each other; hands out to connect with our neighbours and new friends beyond the building.
The organ is one of our most prized possessions and will have to remain in situ while all around is re-ordered, so the first priority was to make sure it was properly secured and sealed against the dust by the organ builders FH Browne and Sons.