Refurbished church ‘brought into the 21st century’
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.