If ever there was a most appropriate time for an Appeal, it is now, starting this autumn.
You can’t help but have noticed, in the past few months, how very dark it is at the East end of the church. Almost all of the lights in the Chancel, Choir stalls and Sanctuary have failed, leaving only 3 of the Altar spotlights for illumination.
The current lighting system, which was installed in 1991, is now at the end of its life.
It actually started to fail in 2014 with many of the high level lamps no longer functioning. The outdated fixtures were difficult to repair or replace and repair costs began to rise significantly because of the high placement of some of the lamps in the roof.
When the North Aisle lamps failed as well, we were forced to proceed with an emergency repair of the up and down lighting fixtures in order to continue to use this valued community space. The results have been met with much enthusiasm and have shown us that the use of the new age LED lights is the answer for the future, aesthetically and financially.
We have met with the lighting contractors and have asked for installation of some temporary lighting to see us through the Christmas period and into the New Year. We will then concentrate our efforts on securing a design plan which we can work towards, even if it is in increments.
Please …. BE AN ANGEL ….and give us your support as we start our Appeal for a much improved lighting system for St George’s. Your gift will make such a huge difference to bringing our light back.
Please see Nick Gibbs, Churchwarden or the Lighting Group: Simon Kirby, David Hill or Carol Couse for more details of how you can become an Angel of St George’s.