St Andrew's Church to get internal refurbishment
has started this week on a major refurbishment at Burnham-On-Sea's
St Andrew's Church.
building is undergoing a programme of internal improvements - the
first for 40 years.
project has started this week and follows the external walls being
re-pointed last year, allowing the building to dry out.
Reverend Graham Witts told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are now
in a position to improve the lighting and décor to the inside
of the Church."
works are being carried out by Ellis building company, a specialist
firm that deals with the conservation of ancient buildings. The
work started on Wednesday this week and will be concluded in the
first week of May."
the church is closed the whole interior of the building will be
covered in scaffolding.
on Sundays will take place in the Church Hall at the usual times
of 8.00am and 10.00am.
Witts added: "Other churches locally have offered us hospitality
to conduct the occasional offices. We are very grateful to the Roman
Catholic Church for allowing us to conduct funerals in their church.
These services will be conducted by Anglican clergy."
means we can still offer assistance to those in need at the time
of the death of a loved one. It is only the building that will be
different. We are hoping to make a similar arrangement with another
church for baptisms."
added: "We hope that this will provide the worshipping community
at St Andrew's and the wider community in its use of the building
better lighting and a less drab décor. The last redecoration
took place some forty years ago."