This month we are looking at February 1990. Our premises in Jewry Street were in the process of being re-developed and we were worshipping at Milner Hall by kind invitation of St Peter’s Catholic Church. Many years of planning, prayer and fund-raising had finally been fulfilled and work was under way. Aptly, the wording across the top of the builder’s board read ‘CHURCH TRANSFORMATION, TO SERVE THE CITY THROUGH THE NEXT CENTURY’. We are doing our best.
· Development News: The contract works are proceeding well after the initial delays caused by the various outbreaks of dry-rot discovered in previously inaccessible parts of the roof. The affected timbers have been replaced and the slates are being completely rehung. When it is all watertight, the massive scaffolding structure will be removed (closing Jewry Street once again!)
Roger Brooks is leading the sub-committee which will be making recommendations regarding the future furnishings, fittings and colour scheme … so, now is your chance as any ideas, suggestions, and constructive comments will be welcomed. It will help if you put them in writing to Roger, and may his pigeon-hole be filled to over-flowing!
· A Light Hearted Moment: Three little boys were discussing what their fathers did. The first one said, ‘My father puts together a few words that rhyme, calls it poetry and gets £20 for it.’ The second one said, ‘My father puts together a few pieces of wood, calls it sculpture and gets £50 for it.’ ‘That’s nothing,’ said the third boy. ‘My father writes a few notes, calls it a sermon and it takes four men to carry the money.’