South Transept – week 9
See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them. Isaiah 42:9 NRSV
Last week, attention turned to putting right the last few details of the south transept build, choosing fixtures and furniture, and tidying up other areas of the church.
With the end in sight for our south transept project, changes are now minimal but there’s still plenty to report.
The keen eyed amongst you, may have noticed some subtle changes towards the back of church, as redundant pipework has been removed from beside the tower archway to help neaten the area.
During Saturday’s ‘clean up day’, an army of volunteers removed cobwebs, polished woodwork and swept away the dust created by the new build, that seems to collect everywhere in church.
The south transept door has received a new coat of paint, to match the inside of our new toilet doors and the internal frame, now sports the same purple as the baptistry railings.
It’s long been a wish to have stackable chairs and folding tables for our refreshments area. We will soon have chairs in two different colours, plus square, white tables that ‘flip up’ and stack together, allowing us to make the most of the space we have created in the south transept.
An integrated fridge and dishwasher now sit beneath our new sink area and new crockery is ready for refreshments when the furniture arrives.
Our new visitor interpretation will soon be ready and the baptistry especially, will be undergoing a significant transformation. Look out for news on how we’ll be adding these new ways to help strengthen our position as an ‘invitational church’.
Don’t forget to check back next week…