The day we feared would never happen has arrived! yesterday i received a letter from the Roof Repair Fund that they had granted us a total of £66245 towards the costs of our roof repair. Together with other smaller grants promised, this means that we should be able to replace the lead on the roof in the near future.
So much hard work and time has gone in to preparing and submitting the various grant bids that it really is a great relief that our prayers have been granted and we will soon have a weather-proof building. That will of course enable us to start planning the other improvements which we have discussed including a major redecoration , improved access, improved sound and video facilities etc.
One cannot help but feel that God is moving in our little Church and the recent success of the coffee shop and developments with the Youth Initiative are indications of that.