The Friends of St Mary’s Old Church can report that the repair work being carried out at St. Mary’s Old Church is underway. Unfortunately the church will not be open again until the work is finished; this is unlikely to be before mid-January 2018. The Churches Conservation Trust builders have found more decay in the belfry than they had hoped, so they and the architects are deciding on the best way to proceed.
NO Carol Service BUT…
Because of the ongoing building works, the Friends regret there will be NO Carol Service this Christmas. They will, however, be holding their usual Mulled Wine and Mince Pies gathering on Saturday 2nd December, 11am – 1pm in the NEW Church Hall.
As well as the mulled wine, there will be coffee, soft drinks and sausage rolls. There will also be an opportunity to renew membership of the Friends’ group to help maintain the church and churchyard. This is just £5 per family.
A new selection of Old Church Christmas cards will also be available to buy, and a display of photographs of the work being done at the Old Church will be on show.
Entrance is free. The Friends hope to see you there!