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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. The interior improvements status is as follows (9 May 2022):

1. Chairs - The double chairs were received in time for Kathy's farewell on 7 May. We are expecting the remaining single chairs to be delivered by the 13 May. 

2. & 3. Kitchenette and Toilet - we are in process of obtaining quotes. Bluepencil have produced a new set of drawings highlighting the plumbing requirements and will progress the council resource consent.

4. Carpet - we have zeroed in on 2 wool blend (80%) options and looking to make a decision shortly.

5. Media - TVs have been obtained and system is being tested before installation

6. Handrails - awaiting final quote 

In addition to the above improvements, significant leaks have developed in the church roof which was due for repainting this year. We are obviously trying to coordinate these tasks to ensure leaks are repaired before significant construction occurs.

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 (dfwjoplin@outlook.com).

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)