The Parish Church of St. Mary
Alderbury and Whaddon
Part of the Clarendon Team of Churches
Phase One -
The following work has already been completed -
Original 'tea bar' at the West End
Font near the North Transept
Hospitality Cupboards and repositioned font
South Transept showing front rows of pews
Front of church showing additional 'space'
Main entrance showing drab decoration
Same view after repainting
New Hospitality Cupboards at West End
Chuch Refurbishment Project
Phase Three -
Heating the church has always been a problem. In the early days a coal fired hot water system was installed. This became difficult to maintain and was replaced by overhead ‘Dimplex’ style heaters. Unfortauntely these had to be mounted high up within the church, and were not overly effective. These heaters have now been supplemented with under pew heating. This has made a real difference to the warmth in the church -
Phase Two -
We have had considerable problems with the Halogen flood lights used within the church for some years. Due to their age, the tubes regularly blew, and because of the height of the lamps, changing a tube was a major operation. With new legislation on working at height, something had to be done. We embarked on a project to replace the Halogen lamps with LED technology. Although obtaining the lights -
Work in Progress
The final result….. Far brighter!
Phase Four -
With a growing number of young people, the space we had within the church was insufficirnmt to allow all the groups to meet at the same time. At one stage we had out Teens groups meeting in the entrance way to the toilets. Not ideal to make them feel valued.
Our solution was to form an ‘upper room’ in the space in the tower above the toilets and storage area. Unfortunately this was started just prior to the Covid lockdown -