Pray today for: Pray for those in local politics, esps for wisdom
How it started:
In April 2002 investigation was done on the source of the water leak onto the centre of the nave, which appeared to be coming directly from the top of the tower. Engineers were appointed and a huge mobile crane was hired. It was soon discovered that the combined cross and weathervane was loose in its wooden mounting and needed to be removed. In fact it was removed there and then and a temporary cover was put in place. However, the members of the church were somewhat preoccupied with a more urgent task - the complete replacement of the heating system.
Nevertheless, preparation work continued and sketches and drawings were produced. In early 2005, Consulting Engineers were appointed to draw up full specifications and then in November 2005, tenders were sent to three contractors. This enabled an accurate costing of the work to be obtained and it soon became apparent that a total of over £25,000 was needed for the project. The tower is very difficult to scaffold and this is a large component of the total cost. As at January 2007, the total has now risen to over £27,000 due to increases in building industry costs.