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At a glance - summary and key dates for the building programme  

As at 29 January 2019

Building works has now started onsite and will run until mid September.   The church will remain open throughout and there will be clear signage explaining that the church remains open as usual for services and visitors along with information about the project.  Please use the south door during the week while the scaffolding is being installed. 

Site office and welfare facilities
11 February  Work begins to set up the site office and welfare facilities in an enclosed area on the green. 

Access to church and courtyard

12 February North entrance to courtyard and side gate closed off and scaffolding installed (for the majority of the project). 

 4 March - 29 March South side entrance and gate will be closed off for three weeks while the scaffolding installed. 

This means that for three weeks there will be no access to the church or courtyard from the north and south sides.  However the ramp and door on the south side will continue to be available for staff and wheelchair/buggy access.  

Access for pedestrians will be along St Alfege Passage and into the courtyard through the gate by the church hall or from Roan Street

Directional signs will be displayed. 

Internal decorations 

Work will start on internal decorations very early on including repainting the walls in the galleries.  The galleries will not be available for services or concerts as internal scaffolding will be installed.  Staff will still be able to access the Caton and Tallis rooms.

The organ will be protected with appropriate covering from 4 February and will not be available until Easter.   The chamber organ and grand piano will be available for services, recitals and rehearsals but will be covered at all other times. 

Parking in the courtyard

12 to 13 February  Delivery of site office building and toilets.  There will be no parking available on these days by the nursery and hall 

12 February - 29 March During the erection of the scaffolding, there will be no parking available in the courtyard on the church side during scaffolding deliveries.  Parking in front of the church hall will remain accessible but there will be times when deliveries are being made when it will not be possible to drive around the courtyard. 

10 June to 19 July  The courtyard will not be available to drive round while levelling works between the hall and the church are taking place to provide improved accessibility.  However parking will be available on one side or the other during this period.  This will apply seven days a week for these six weeks. More details about arrangements will be provided nearer the time.  

For any questions about the project or works, please contact Gill Moody on 020 8858 6828. 


Wendy Foreman, 29/01/2019