Re­fur­bished church ‘brought into the 21st cen­tury’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

SER­VICES at a church in Ruis­lip Manor have re­sumed af­ter the com­ple­tion of a six-month re­fur­bish­ment project.

St Paul’s, in Thurl­stone Road, has had new light­ing in­stalled and heat­ing and sound sys­tems im­proved, to­gether with restora­tion of plas­ter-work, re­pairs to the roof and fab­ric and com­plete re-dec­o­ra­tion.

The church was orig­i­nally opened in 1936 with ad­di­tional work be­ing com­pleted in the 1950s.

The im­prove­ments in­clude the in­stal­la­tion of dis­abled fa­cil­i­ties and a kitchen, while ex­ter­nally a new me­mo­rial gar­den has a been laid out and a ly­ch­gate built at the en­trance to the church­yard.

Jane Man­ley, vicar of St Paul’s, said: “We now have a church that has been brought up to the re­quire­ments of the 21st cen­tury which is bet­ter able to reach out and meet the needs of the area it serves.”

The Bishop of Lon­don, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, will be bless­ing the new me­mo­rial gar­den and the lych-gate at a ser­vice of Holy Com­mu­nion at 10.15am on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 9.

A spe­cial in­vi­ta­tion is ex­tended to all those who have been con­nected with St Paul’s over the years.

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