Our fence to the drive next door has been held together with the ivy for some time. Decision time to replace. The demolition was not hard and the skip rapidly filled. The new wooden fence was erected and looks much straighter and nicer now.
We seem to have a boiler which is demanding attention. With it being a bank holiday weekend it will be Monday before it will be looked at so we have had to cancel this coming Sunday service with Fiona Beadle. Hopefully we shall be back next week.
*** Update *** Now fixed and we are warm again.
Our chapel has a small but dedicated army of volunteers who keep the place looking lovely. This time of year the gardens and lawns look magnificent whilst cleaning the interior is a constant job. Without these tireless volunteers the chapel would not be the place it is. Here are some of our dedicated band of helpers.
To improve security of the site and to avoid unwanted use of the carpark new yellow removeable bollards are now in operation. These T shaped posts are locked into place and will be locked into the stands at the sides when the carpark is open for use.
Many of you will have met our new minister but how many of you have spotted that our church notice board is now up to date? After being blown away in the winter storms, it was rescued and remounted and has now been updated with our new minister Rev Farai Mapamula. You can also read her introductory entry to her own page accessible on the home page as FARAI'S BIT
One of the main chapel doors has been unable to self close for quite a while now but recently had been more of an issue as the double action hinge was starting to sag and not allow the door to even close properly. Bearing in mind that these hinges are almost certainly original to the church and are now 105 years old they have given very good service. So the offending hinge was removed and taken to bits to investigate. A broken spring was quickly diagnosed once the components had been stripped. Not something I can just go and get a spare part from so carefully the broken end was welded back on and heat treated again. Reassembly followed and the hinge now has its spring back. To further increase its life the hinge has now been reversed so that the other side is now taking the main strain and the repaired one is on the operation direction which is less well used. The door now has its self closing facility back.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.