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An update on the Parish Centre Upgrade

posted May 26, 2018, 6:37 PM by Parish of The Holy Family   [ updated May 26, 2018, 6:40 PM ]
This project has taken much longer to get underway than any of us expected. It was almost a year ago when we needed to employ an Architect to prepare plans for the incorporation of the front of the centre to that of the New Church while at the same time include a regulation specific ramp between the two buildings.

On completion of the final working plans provided by the Architect, we submitted these to the Council to obtain Building consent; we finally received the certificate on 20th February this year.

As is required by the Diocese, we then needed to get two written quotes from register builders to carry out the work as described in the drawings. We have now submitted to the Diocese office all those documents awaiting final improvement from them to proceed. We are hopeful that we will be underway by the end of June.

Late last year we replaced the upper plastic windows with double glassed modern windows with side opening electric windows.

Other than the rebuild of the Thames Street end of the centre, we will be building cupboard space in the centre, replacing the ceiling and lights, laying new Iino on the floor, Instillation of heat pumps then finally giving the Interior and exterior a total repaint.

With a healthy bank account and donations still coming in from generous parishioners we feel confident that we will be able to pay all accounts as they come in.

In the foyer of the church are the plans of the rebuild for you to look over. Any question you have may be directed to either Peter Farrelly or John Mourits.

The Reconstruction of our Lady's Grotto Area:

Claire Fraser-Jones has taken up the lead on this project and with a small team of helpers will be transforming the area which will result in an attractive area were parishioners can go and quietly pray in front of Our Lady. While you may see a black-out curtain going up shortly and unveiling will take place at the start of September.