We have been most fortunate to be gifted the former Coleshill Methodist church chairs to replace our green 1970 chapel chairs. These give a much improved comfort level with the padded upholstery and have made the main church a much brighter environment. We now have a range of three chairs which form the lifespan of the building since 1914. Find out a little more and scroll down, in our history section here. Our thanks to Coleshill for allowing these chairs to continue their proper use of worship.
Our old boiler has reached it sell by date and so a new one was fitted today to make sure we are warm and comfortable over the coming winters. Simon Oakley fitted and tested the new one today completing the list of larger expensive jobs we know needed doing in the church.
Gary and Chris has made a great job of rubbing down, primer painting and then top coating the windows and roof woodwork. Something that has not been done on the roof timbers since the mid 1990's when the old windows were still in the building and it is the first time the windows have been painted since they were put in.
Preparations for the external repaint started to appear today in the shape of the scaffolding needed to reach the eaves of the main church building. The whole external woodwork is going to be repainted. This area has not been properly done since the early nineteen nineties.
Our fence to the drive next door has been held together with the ivy for some time. Decision time to replace. The demolition was not hard and the skip rapidly filled. The new wooden fence was erected and looks much straighter and nicer now.
We seem to have a boiler which is demanding attention. With it being a bank holiday weekend it will be Monday before it will be looked at so we have had to cancel this coming Sunday service with Fiona Beadle. Hopefully we shall be back next week.
*** Update *** Now fixed and we are warm again.
Both our toilets are now twinned with the toilet twinning charity who have sent us our certificates. So next time you go to the loo take your google maps with you on the phone and look up our twin loo!
To keep abreast of hygiene regulations the kitchen has had new sinks fitted so that we have a separate hand wash only sink. New work tops and a new set of draws have also been fitted.
The chapel has seen a full make over with a complete repaint. Looks lovely in its new colour scheme and the whole church has had a top to bottom clean. The painters have done a nice job and thanks to all the ladies who gave their time to return the church to its new glory.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.