How have we been able to help the Abbey recently?
John Thompson-Hall, the new Chairman of the Projects Committee, has been looking back at all we have done for the Abbey over the past 18 months. John says “We funded the printing of Visitor Leaflets in 4 languages (French, Spanish, Italian and German). We installed bicycle racks for the more energetic users, and sited ‘A’ boards for the display of information. We ensured provision of up-to-date internet access for future use with electronic tablets. And were able to provide financial support for the Ethelflaeda Week, including the delayed talk by Kate Adie. Some improvements to the Children’s Corner have also been made. The latest innovation is a defibrillator, located just inside the North Door, for emergency medical use”.
As you may already know, the refurbishment of St Anne’s Chapel is being funded by The Friends. The plans include new decor, flooring and lighting. There will also be a new altar with a rail protecting the Saxon Rood, candle holders and a lectern. A faculty for the work has now been issued! We hope that a start will be made early in 2015.
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