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Roof Update - 16th March 

We passed a notable milestone the other day, we have been out of the building for over six months.

That's a long time but when you remember that the building is over 700 years old it's just the blink of an eye.

Since our last update we have passed the point where all we seemed to be doing was removing rotten and water damaged stuff and we are now well into the reconstruction phase of the project.

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All the coping stones have been put back in place.

From the picture you can see that the all important secret gutter can no longer be seen because the roof tiles are back in place.

So, the roof looks like it did before but now, any rain that falls on the roof and gets blown towards the gable will fall into the secret gutter and run away rather than soaking into the gable walls like it was doing before.


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The moss that had been growing on the roof tiles has been removed.


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The repointing work is progressing and is around 60% complete. Also shown here is the wall in the old vestry (aka the wc lobby). You can see from the comments that the wall beneath wasn't just a bit damp!

Elsewhere in the building three coats of plaster have been applied to everywhere that needed plastering apart from some areas where there is some redundant electrical conduit in the way. This will be removed soon to allow the plastering to be completed.

It was during the investigations to determine which of the conduit could be safely removed that we found out that there were some serious issues with the electrical installation and that a significant amount of rewiring would be required, not a total rewire but not far off. The electrical work is due to start soon and should not adversely affect the project end date. It did adversely affect the budget but that's a different story!

What is the project end date? At the moment we hope to be celebrating our return to the building in mid June. The biggest factor that affects the end date is the plaster drying time which is something of an unknown, remember this isn't modern gypsum plaster that we are talking about, it is traditional lime based plaster which, according to the contractors, pleases itself how long it takes to dry.

Not long to go now God willing.

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A Warm Welcome

The following information is specifically for those planning to visit us for the first time, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

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Where and When

All our services take place in the Church Community Centre (details below) whilst there are building works in the church building .

We have a car park on School Lane, Euxton.
For church -  there is a footpath from the car park, which brings you out in the church grounds.  
For church community centre - the entrance is opposite the car park entrance (across School Lane).

When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our welcomers who will happily welcome you and answer any questions.


Our Services on a Sunday

8am BCP Holy Communion
9.15am All Age Service
11am Morning Prayer / Holy Communion

Whilst each of our services is different, you can expect a warm welcome;  relevant preaching based in the Word of God and a friendly group of people ready to learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. 

8am BCP Holy Communion - is a quiet, said service using traditional language.
9.15am All Age - a lively service, interactive with worship songs.
11am - more traditional, liturgical service with hymns.

Children of all ages are welcome in every service (though some services are more geared towards families e.g. 9.15am All Age).

Our Services on a Wednesday
9.15am Early Birds Service (for pre schoolers and their carers)
11am Holy Communion

Do check the calendar to see which service is on each week.

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Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.


What about my children?

Children are welcome at all of our services, though some are more aimed towards children and families.

Wednesday's in term time - Early Birds at 9.15am in church (for pre-schoolers and their carers).


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Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

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Accessibility: 

There is wheelchair access to church, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the sidespeople know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a toilet at the front of church with level access from outside.

 

 
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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel welcome and at home at our church.  If you have any questions then please just get in touch.

We look forward to meeting you.