The builders returned to the parish this week to finish the final phase of our current internal works. The building of the new predella and step to raise up the altar and give it dignity and prominence. The new predella necessitates the images of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph be moved and this work will also be completed this week. Finally the unsightly heating switch, which blights the rear wall, is going to be hidden. We remain grateful to the generosity of our benefactors and supporters.

The work is not yet complete but we managed to put most things back together yesterday evening for the Ash Wednesday Mass. And it was most encouraging to see good numbers in attendance so that we could begin Lent in devotion. And whilst we celebrate progress in the parish please note how the kitchen works have also been completed. What a wonderful start to the year for our small but well loved parish.

Here we see Geoffrey Ravenhill, one of our church wardens, using the sink with pride. Geoffrey very kindly project managed the work and his meticulous attention to detail ensured the entire process was stress free. In fact we benefited from hiring a very skilled carpenter, Evaldis, who has now started attending Mass with us. If anyone needs a new kitchen or any carpentry work then contact me for his details. As you can see the new kitchen is a vast improvement on what we had before!

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