Dear Church Lench,
Good news – at last. The bell tower is repaired and the bells are rehung – hooray! Trevor Harwood, David Chambers and the bell ringing team are chatting together about rehearsals and tidying up that needs doing in the tower. So in the very near future we will again hear the bells being rung and a happy smiling group of bell ringers gathered in the club on Monday evenings enjoying a well-earned post practise pint…
The PCC have not forgotten that the church needs redecorating as you may remember from an earlier email. We are now instructing Peter Rhodes to contact the preferred contractor to begin work on this at their earliest convenience. This an even more substantial piece of work than the bell tower, but we have an idea on costs and we have a time limited faculty or “permission to proceed”.
We have dipped into the savings pot and been helped by your generous support via the “Hipton Hill challenge” sponsorship to pay for the tower repairs, but we will be inviting further assistance for the redecoration.
To help with this Anne and John Logan are laying on a concert at their house – a professional group – on Sunday 8th September. Tickets I believe are available contact Anne next week.
So watch out for scaffolding being installed in the church and the church may be restricted in its use for a short time – we will keep you posted on any developments.
Often found in the Club