The Vestry is pleased that the repair and cleaning of our beloved, over 100 years old, pipe organ have been completed. We would like to express our thanks to all who donated their time and money to the project. Thanks also to Jack Wardell who oversaw the work as Project Manager. The organ was blessed at our service on Sunday 17th September and it also featured in a special songs of praise service as part of our open afternoon.
Church improvements are ongoing, with the rails and porch floor being painted, plus the new chairs for the hall have arrived.
Thank you to those that supported the work of the Growing Congregations Planning group by attending their day of Celebration on Sunday 24th September or handing in feedback booklets. There will now be a period of reviewing the feedback from the congregation to identify three areas of action. This project is an opportunity to be engaged in the future of the church, by making it accessible and welcoming to all. We look forward to hearing the results.
Members of the Vestry and Contact Group leaders attended training on Safeguarding which highlighted their roles and responsibilities in this area. Donald Urquhart, Provincial Officer for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults, highlighted the importance of voicing any concerns we have about others. Each one of us can look out for the welfare of others, children and adults all deserve to be safe and healthy. If the Rector is made aware of issues it may be possible to access support for any vulnerable individuals or families.