Sue Rutter, Secretary/Treasurer for Whissonsett PCC explains more:
After six years of planning, delays due to repairs to the roof and Covid, raising funds and over three months of building work we have finally achieved the installation of a kitchen and toilet in the church.
The Parochial Church Council would like to thank everyone who has contributed in any way – extremely generous donations, grants from the Benefact Trust, Geoffrey Watling Trust, Garfield Weston Trust, Paul Bassham Trust, the Laing Family Trust and the National Churches Trust and all the coffee and cakes which have been made and sold over the past years.
We should like to thank Phoenix Build for the work they have done, sometimes under difficult circumstances.
It has been very hard work but I am sure it will be worth it. Future congregations and visitors will enjoy a more “comfortable” experience.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back and especially congregation, bell ringers, visitors, pilgrims, brides and their families and all who wish to visit our lovely church. We have managed to hold services throughout the build, even amongst the dust and sometimes with no lights. Just as well it was the summer months!
We are holding a Harvest Songs of Praise at 10.30am on Sunday 10 September – an informal service of harvest hymns, poems and readings followed by home made bread, cheeses and light bites and of course coffee and tea made in our new kitchen. All very welcome.
On Saturday 16 September at 10.00am – 1.00pm in the church there will be a sale of Books, Toys, Jigsaws and Vinyl + an exhibition of Artists’ books and village commemorative projects. Refreshments. Donations of books, toys and vinyl would be very welcome. Proceeds to church funds.
Please come and support our church and view the new facilities. As from Monday 4 September the church will be open daily between 10am and 4pm.