St Saviour’s, Harden, Grand Reopening

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
St Saviours Harden: interior

St Saviours Harden: interior

By Neil Hartley (photo by John Hansen)

On the last Saturday in October, a group of helpers gathered at St Saviour’s Church in Harden to Spring Clean (in October!?) the church following the revamp of the seating and the replacement of the heating system. Under the inspired leadership of Bob Evans, the vicar of Harden, the members of St Saviour’s and St Matthew’s churches had raised a considerable sum of money to replace the old-fashioned cast iron pipe system to an electric underfloor one, which should be far warmer and more efficient. The pews have been replaced with upholstered chairs. The removal of the pews may have altered the traditional look of the parish church, but will provide much more comfort and vastly improve the flexibility of the space in use.

The inner doors of the entrance have been removed, making the area larger and brighter.

The whole church has been carpeted in Royal Blue, with lighter blue-coloured upholstery for the chairs. Some new furniture has been installed and a lot of repainting done. The final effect is remarkable.

Many people have had an input and a huge effort has gone into getting the work done. It has taken quite a lot of time and frustration but it has all been worthwhile, and Bob should feel a great deal of satisfaction with what he has engineered.

The church is a community asset for the use of everyone, and the people of Harden can be proud of their church. A warm welcome at any time is assured for anyone who wishes to take advantage of it, whether for one of the services or for a more personal reason. The revamped surroundings are sure to enhance any wedding or christening. See you there!

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