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Church Interior Upgrade

The Church interior is being upgraded with the pews being replaced by flexible seating, the addition of a kitchenette, a more accessible toilet and the replacement of the overhead projector with flat screen TVs. We have applied for building consent. The interior improvements status is as follows:

1. Chairs - The double chairs were received in time for Kathy's farewell on 7 May. The plaues (18 double chairs and 18 siingle chairs) have ben received and will be positioned shortly. 

2. & 3. Kitchenette and Toilet - Dave Smart has commenced work on building the accessability compliant bathroom. Ace Laminates have been contracted to produce the cabinets. The appliances and fittings have been ordered.

4. Carpet - we have selected a plain blue 80% wool Axnminster carpet with a regular flec pattern. The carper is expected to be laid early March.

5. Media - The three TVs have been purchased and system is being tested before installation. The TVs will be installed once the church exterior painting has been completed. This is expected to be started early March. The Tvs should be in place in time for Easter.

6. Handrails - The hand rails have been installed with a Chapman Taylor finish. and the plan is to start the work on the kitchen, bathroom and flooring during the week of the 20 February with a compleƟon date of the end of March. It is inevitable that some disorder and mess will occur during this Ɵme. The teams will make every effort to keep this to a minimum and we will assess and specific hazards or concerns as it comes to using the spaces in the church during worship. At this stage we expect services to conƟnue.ils.

Sponsoring Chair(s) in the Church

Our pews are now in New Plymouth, being transformed into single and double padded chairs by Lowe Furniture.  It costs $250 to sponsor a single chair and $390 to sponsor a double chair. An engraved brass plaque (30mm x 100mm) with inscription is included in the price. 

To sponsor a chair, please deposit the relevant amount into the parish bank account (06 0773 0009875 00) with your name and single chair or double chair as the reference. Please also email your required inscription  (1, 2 or 3 lines) to David Joplin (

Examples of wording include ...

 In Memory of
Arthur Basil Connor
year of birth - year of death
Donated by
Alexander Family
Donated by
David Edward Fisher

The Removal of the Pews (21 Feb 2022)