The good news is we are currently nearing completion of Phase 2 (repairs to the roof and bell tower) and, as you will have seen, the external scaffolding has come down. We are just beginning the final phase of the project, Phase 3: re-ordering of the inside of the church, including new entrance doors, raising the level of the floor to improve disabled access to the new kitchen and toilets, underfloor heating, a new digital organ, a new audio visual system, new seating, new gallery in the tower, re-commissioning the bells and installing a training bell, will begin this summer.
At the end of it all, we will have a building that will be much better suited for worship and community use in the 21st Century.
We continue to be most grateful for the interest and support given to us by the community including further donations. We need to raise a total of around £400,000 to complete the building work.
On the worship front, under the current lockdown arrangements, we are unable to meet as a congregation but are broadcasting a Eucharist service at 10:15am each Sunday on the Royston Parish Church Youtube channel.
To see more pictures of the church restoration and to keep up to date with progress on the building repairs and other church activities, please visit our website at www.roystonparishchurch.org.uk.
Completion date is now expected to be Spring 2022 - later than hoped, due to the damage to the large arch at the back of the church (between the tower and the nave) which has turned out to be more serious than originally thought, which means that a lot of it needs rebuilding and Covid.