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

As at 4 April 2019

Building works have 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 note the church will be closed on  Friday 5 April and Monday 8 April. 

During normal opening hours you should be able to access the church from the West entrance as normal. If not then the south door should be available via the wheelchair ramp and scaffolding tunnel from the courtyard but please telephone the office on 020 8853 0687 beforehand.  

The north and south churchyards will be closed off until the scaffolding comes down, so access to the site during that period will be via the Roan Street entrance and courtyard or along St Alfege Passage and courtyard. 

In the courtyard

Good progress is being made and you may have noticed the tombstones around the churchyard are looking brighter following a conservation clean.  Before and after photos have been taken.  

nternal decorations 

Work has started on internal decorations which includes repainting the walls in the galleries.  The galleries will not be available for services or concerts as internal scaffolding will be installed. 

The organ is being protected with appropriate covering and will not now 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 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