We know it has become a bit of a cliché but we take Health and Safety very seriously, as do our contractors, and quite rightly so.
One of the reasons for this little blog is to keep everyone informed as to progress on the construction of the new hall annexe. Naturally we are all curious and we certainly wouldn't like to see people trying to enter the site and see for themselves.
At last there is something to see above ground . . .
The blockwork has been started and you can see the outline and extent of the annexe.
Thank you for all your donations so far. This is all thanks to your generosity.
Such as this one from the presbytery kitchen window . . .
This will be the view for the next four months or so. Not particularly inspiring, I must admit but it is good to see things happening and we can all put up with minor inconveniences knowing that the end result will be worth waiting for.
Also, looking at the site office from the presbytery kitchen, it appears as if they have no window all, let alone any sort of view.
Thank you to all for your prompt response to the request that pledges for financial support for the Annexe project now be honoured when you able to do so.
Letters giving details of your pledges have now been issued and it is good to see that so many of the letters have been collected and indeed that quite a lot of money has already been received by the parish.
The picture above gives a graphical representation of the situation to date.
Our target is to reduce the height of that green column!
It is already a marvellous achievement but we expect to be able to see a decrease fairly soon in the £120,000 still needed. All those small amounts; contributions for coffee after Mass, Offerings from Baptisms, profits from social events etc. etc. They all add up!
Soon we will be having regular retiring collections, possibly once a month. This will also gradually reduce the amount outstanding.
Well, it's been six weeks since we launched our Hall Annexe Appeal so it seems like a good idea to give an update on how things are progressing.
There has been a very encouraging response to the appeal for pledges of financial support.
A target of £70,000 was set to reach before a decision can be made whether or not to proceed with the project.
The latest figures show that a marvellous total of £63,000 has been pledged so far by parishioners.
Thank you all very much for your generosity.
As you can see, we need just another £7,000 to reach our target. The only problem is that this needs to be achieved fairly quickly. A decision on whether or not to proceed with the project must be reached very soon.
Today we launched our 'Buy a Brick' appeal.
We are hoping that this will encourage even more parishioners to support the Hall Annexe project.