With any project on the scale of this restoration, it is almost inevitable that there will be some setbacks along the way and we have experienced some of that frustration
during these first months of 2021.
We were expecting the heating to be installed from 18th Jan, but due to back-order problems and supply shortages
our engineers have had to cancel the original order for the supply of the system and seek alternative suppliers.
This has brought to a halt all
the work on the LGF until we can cast the finish floor screed - now hopefully scheduled for sometime in March.
We have not let the grass grow though
and have seen the installation of all the GF windows, the completion of the renewal of all the soffits and facias and a great deal of painting of these areas.
This week the plastering in the GF worship area has begun and this will take several weeks to complete as the specialist lime plaster has to have time to dry between coats (3). The roofers should complete their work within the next week and the
chimney repairs will also be finished.
As soon as these have been done we can complete the painting of the facias and the guttering can be fitted.
We are then very close to completing the high level work to the exterior and the scaffolding can then come down.
Our work then concentrates on the interior and will seem much more obvious to all and begin to indicate that the building is really going back together.
Our finances have kept up to date with all the costs to date, a matter we really thank God for the provision, but we are about 10% short of the final estimate of costs and so are continuing
to seek the Lord for further provision of the funds required.
Please keep our project in your prayers - the practical aspects, the financial needs
still to be met and pray that our Leaders will receive the Lord's guidance concerning our future ministry from this place.
Much prayer is always needed!!