Good news everyone - the church roof works have now been completed!
Here's an update from our Churchwarden, Ian Fraser:
No-one could have predicted the current lockdown situation as a result of a global pandemic. However, in spite of these unprecedented events over the last few weeks, we are pleased to report our architect has granted us a Certificate of Completion for the works. This means that our church building is officially, back in our hands! Sadly, we cannot use our church at the moment due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Once they are lifted our roofing contractor will also need to return at some stage to carry out some additional jobs that we have requested.
The inside of church is also looking very different, but again we will have to wait a while yet before we can make use of the new facilities. A cleaning firm were due to come into church to carry out a 'sparkle clean’ on the day that that the lockdown came into place. This work has also been postponed.
Without doubt the cost of the roof work has been a drain on our energies and financial reserves. However, we believe that restoring the church building for the benefit of our community, both present and future, has been the right course of action. Now that the work has been all but completed, we have the opportunity to renew our mission of service to the people of Warton and to share the gospel message of love and redemption.
When we took on the roof restoration project we had expected to be back into church in six months, which due to additional work was extended to seven. Obviously, we don’t know when our church building will re-open, but we pray for, and look forward to, being able worship together again in the not too distant future. We hope that when it does re-open that you will be able to join us at one or more of our services.