Thursday, 4 June 2020

Work recommencing in Old Buckenham

A message from All Saints Church

Since the contractors had to leave the site in March we have all been frustrated that although the Nave re-thatching had essentially been completed the church remained shrouded in scaffolding and metal sheeting.
With the lifting of restrictions put in place by the Church of England we have welcomed the return of the contractors and we should soon have the work completed and the scaffolding removed.
Please be aware that contractors on site will be working within government guidelines – observing ‘social distancing’ where possible. The contractors need to have access to the Church Rooms' facilities but these cannot be used by any members of the public or people visiting the churchyard.
Anyone using the public footpath should keep at least 2 metres away from anyone working on site and avoid contact with any materials or tools.
The church building itself still remains closed until further notice.
If you have any concerns about the work being done please get in touch with the church wardens (Francis Darrah or Sarah Dye), the Priest in charge (Revd Canon Steve Wright) or Alison Hannah.
We hope that very soon we will be able to clean up the area around the church and uncover gravestones and memorials that have been protected from damage during the work. We will then be able to stand back and enjoy the newly thatched church in all its glory – awaiting our chance to give thanks to God as well as remember all those who have died during this difficult time, with the recommencement of services of worship once again.

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