South Transept – week 7
I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 NRSV
As work in the south transept enters the final stages, you will no doubt have noticed other changes towards the back of church.
The wooden screen that used to be at the base of the tower, behind the curtain, has now been relocated in the south transept at the front of the south aisle, to match those at the front of the pews each side of the nave. The south transept floor tiling is now almost complete, with just a few replacements required, to create as even a surface as possible.
Our new servery base is now in position, awaiting the Corian worktop, which should arrive at the end of next week.
Our new kitchen area is beginning to take shape, with high level cupboards and sink base unit arriving. The new rubber flooring has also been fitted.
The sanitary wear for our new toilets has also arrived and just needs to be plumbed in.
The iron railings that front the baptistry are also undergoing a makeover and the undercoat has already been applied. When finished, our visitors will be welcomed by rich purple with gold highlights, in keeping with the interpretation panels and display cabinets.
Our new lobby area now sports its glass door and the glass partition at the top of the accessibility ramp is also in place. The white sheets in the photograph, represent areas that will carry our new logo and a Mary Magdalene message. An oak-topped hand rail will soon be installed, along the edge of the ramp.
Unfortunately, the tower scaffolding has been put back a week and is now planned to start next Tuesday, 10th March.
Don’t forget to check back next week…