The PCC met on Saturday 28 November to consider the many responses (56 pages of A4) to our consultation exercise. This was a very successful meeting, led by the Holy Spirit, and a fairly clear way forward was agreed upon. A detailed report of this will be published in the near future.
The young man who pleaded guilty of starting the fire was sentenced on Friday 27 November. He was sentenced to 4 years in a youth offender institution followed by 3 years of supervision. Please continue praying for him, his family, and all who have been affected by the fire.
Work has started on the scaffolding to protect the church over the winter. The first stage completed is to protect the mural painting on the chancel arch (known as “noly, noly noly” due to the font shape of the h!)