Above and below: Hard at work: Part of the floor being laid in the Nave of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
Above and below: Grouting the floor in the South Aisle of St Mary's Church.
Above: Working in the North Aisle of the St Mary's Church.
Work on church is going well
THESE are the latest pictures of the amazing Re-ordering Project which is taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
Workmen have now started laying parts of the floor in the Nave, as they move down the central aisle of the church towards the West door. They have also been grouting some of the floor in the South Aisle of the church and joinery and electrical work is progressing well.
Our beautiful Grade I Listed building is a hive of activity as the skilled team of men from Midland Conservation Limited are busy working towards the November deadline to complete the task.
They are doing an amazing job of renovating our beautiful building, as the pictures above and below, which were taken on Tuesday (September 12th), show.
Will the work be finished on time? You bet it will. To find out more about this click here.
Above: Hard at work laying some of the dark blue stones in the South Aisle of the the church.
The high life: An electrician sorts out wiring to enable new lighting to be put in.
A general view of work going on in the North Aisle of the church.
A general view of the church taken from near the West door.
Everyone involved must be congratulated on the effort, hard work and commitment so far. But we still need to find the remaining cash required to complete the project.
And that's where YOU can help, if you haven't done so already. If you haven't sponsored anything yet there's still plenty of time to do so. Members of the Church family have already made donations on behalf of loved ones, and groups associated with the Church and the Town are also raising funds towards particular elements of the project. All donations are being recorded in a special book that will be on display in our re-ordered church.
So how much do things cost?
INTERNAL PAVING – the natural paving stones are of varying size so difficult to price individually. However, if you include the work to raise the floor and install under-floor heating, you can sponsor a 1m2 area of floor for £100.
ORGAN – there will be over 2461 pipes in the refurbished organ; you can sponsor a single pipe for £20.
PENDANT LAMPS – there will be 25 new fittings in the Nave, Transepts and Tower crossing; you can sponsor each lamp for £1,500.
FLEMISH PENDANT LAMPS – there will be 8 new fittings in the Chancel; you can sponsor each lamp for £3,000.
PORCH LOBBY – the draft lobby in the West Porch includes 19m2 of plain sheet glass; you can sponsor a 1m2 of glazing for £740.
SERVERY – the servery surround, fitments and storage facility will cost around £55,000. If you are interested in supporting part of this as a group fundraising challenge, please contact us as shown below.
TOILETS – the 2 new toilets in the church will cost £45,000 and will feature in a separate social fundraising event during 2017; however the team will welcome proposals from anyone wanting to sponsor all or part of them.
Cutting stones for the floor in St Mary's Church.
If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, this can add a further 25% to your gift, or if you want to spread your gift over a 12 month period then please contact us.
3m2 of INTERNAL PAVING: 12 monthly payments of £20/month (+ Gift Aid) = £300
5m2 of INTERNAL PAVING: 1-off payment of £400 (+ Gift Aid) = £500
9 pipes in the ORGAN: 12 monthly payments of £12/month (+ Gift Aid) = £180
10 pipes in the ORGAN: 1-off payment of £180 (+ Gift Aid) = £200
1 x PENDANT LAMP: 12 monthly payments of £100/month (+ Gift Aid) =£1,500
1 x FLEMISH PENDANT LAMP: 1-off payment of £2,400 (+ Gift Aid) = £3,000
To download leaflets explaining how you can sponsor an organ pipe, paving slab or pendant light in St Mary's Church click here or please pick up a leaflet from the Samworth Centre, fill in the details and return it to the Parish Office. If you have another idea to support the project financially, please contact Dina Neale on 01664 565798 or Mike McClure on 01664 482385.
*You can also donate £2, £5 or £10 by text to 70070. Text the word Mary46 followed by the amount you wish to donate.
*To view more pictures taken on Tuesday (September 12th) click here.
Phil Balding, 12/09/2017
|Things are looking good! |
|St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is a hive of activity as the skilled team of men from Midland Conservation Limited are busy working towards the November deadline to complete the amazing Re-ordering Project which began in January this year.
|Making amazing progress|
|THIS is the amazing progress being made as the floor is being laid as part of the Re-ordering Project which is taking place in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
|Chancel ceiling gets a good clean|
|It's a tough job but somebody has got to do it! For the past couple of weeks workmen have gone about their business almost unnoticed high above on scaffolding in the Chancel of St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.
|We'll get there on time!|
|For the past eight months or so St Mary's Church in Melton Mowbray has gone through some massive changes. Website Editor Phil Balding spoke to Colin Lear, who has been overseeing the work of the stonemasons on the Re-ordering Project.