Midland Conservation Ltd have continued to replace the lead on the three rear flat roofs to the Sanctuary. They are also removing the redundant boiler house chimney and cast iron air pipes for the original pipe organ so that a much “cleaner” finish for the roofs can be provided. The next stage will be to install the replacement gutters and downpipes to the rear sections of the Sanctuary while the scaffolding to that section is in place.
Following that a start will be made on the Vestibule refurbishment and front sections of guttering and downpipes.
If you feel able to help fund these works there are three ways in which you can donate :
• By cheque payable to Warwick Road United Reformed Church.
• Bank Transfer to Lloyds Bank, Sort Code 30-92-33 Account number 00416180. Treasurer’s Roof Fund.
• Envelopes will be provided for your cash/cheque donations. Please give to the Treasurer, put on the collection plate, or give in at the Church Office. If you are a tax payer please Gift Aid your donation. There are gift aid registration forms available if you are not already registered. The Fund now stands at approximately £20,000.
Church Roof Repair Fundraising
SALE OF HOME-MADE PRESERVES & CHUTNEYS
‘I have been making jams, jellies, chutneys and marmalades for years, giving them to friends and family. Last Autumn I decided to bring along some jams to sell at a morning service to see if there was any interest, and was very encouraged by the interest and response. I have since brought my jars regularly to morning services, and increased my sales further by offering them to customers who visit the café. I am now pleased to be able to donate £100 to the Roof Fund from my sales, and working towards my next £100. Many thanks to you all who have supported me by purchasing a jar or two.’ Ann Miles
Well done, many thanks Ann!
A cake sale is held in church every first Sunday of the month. If you would like to donate some cakes, could you please wrap them in cling film and label them with a list of ingredients. The sales to date have raised over £800.
Many thanks to everyone who has supported these sales so far by bringing or buying cakes.