Bulletin No 23

Dear friends,

Many of you will have wandered down the track to look at the crane, and watched as it lifted the first of the roof beams across the churchyard. By the time you read this, there will be an even bigger crane in position to tackle the main beam for the nave … it is huge !!

It is so exciting to see the progress, and once it’s safe to do so, we are planning to have another open day when people can come and see it at close hand. The workmanship really is excellent. I’ll send the date round once the contractor has indicated when we might be able to do this.

Many people have also been asking about making a donation towards something for the new church, and I have prepared a list of things needed and you can read this in the next post or download it here.

If you would like to buy an item, or make a donation towards an item, please could you complete the slip at the bottom of the Bulletin (which can be downloaded here), and send it to:

Mrs Helen Robertson, 40 The Greswoldes, Radford Semele, CV31 1TP

Please include a cheque made payable to “St Nicholas Restoration Fund”

… and if you are able to Gift Aid your donation, the tax reclaimed can go towards items remaining at the end.

Please see the post below about buying a chair for the new church because some of you have been asking about buying a chair in memory of a loved one. There is a local engraver who has agreed to make small brass plaques and so if you would like to take advantage of this, please fill in the separate sheet and send it to Helen with all the details.

These are limited, as plaques can only be fitted to the wooden framed chairs, and we are planning to buy 62 of these.

I will also be putting this on the website and we shall try and keep that updated with how the list is going.

And may I also say a huge thank you to those who have made such generous donations already … we are so grateful, and it has been very moving to be on the receiving end of such warm support. A special word of thanks goes to those who organised and took part in the excellent Gnome Olympics. Thank you, and well done.

With warmest wishes

Rev Martin Green

01926 613466