Saturday, August 22, 2009

Busy, busy day

There is something quite beautiful about the Church without any furniture in it.

Peter and Radic worked until lunchtime today before they left the put the Church back together, sanded benches on sanded floor.


Between John who designed our website and Lawrence (the Crushed Bone) is Dierdre Waddington our architect. She came down with her brother Paul, to check the floor, though in fact they spent a great deal of time measuring up the crypt, in fact they seemed to measure everything, statues, pillars, benches. Sorry no pictures of Paul.


Even our beautiful roof has cobwebs with fine trace of wood dust in them, which is hardly surprising since they took of six sackfuls, I am sure there is a similar amount in the crypt, having fallen through the gaps in the floorboards.
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12 comments:

becket said...

Looking good Father!.

gemoftheocean said...

I've long been curious regards the seeming narrowness of the center aisle? Have you thought to widen it if possible?

Fr Ray Blake said...

goto,
It really is narrow, two fat priest can't walk side by side. It would need major surgery to the antique benches or the radiators.

Laurence England said...

Church looks fantastic, Father. I look terrible! The Cardigan Police should have been called long ago!

Terry said...

I've said it before here, Fr, but that is a beautiful church. It must have been magnificent when it was first built!

MariaCoates@aOL.COM said...

You have a beautiful Church Father. I wish, I wish, I wish.

Matthaeus said...

It all looks very nice, Father. I am surprised at how much brighter thigs seem in the pictures now that the floor and pews are free of what must be well over a century's worth of dirt, old polish, etc. I look forward to seeing the next installment of the restoration project.

p.s. Given your earlier post about the thickness of some of the old floorboards, it is probably not a bad thing that two fat priests could not walk side by side down the centre aisle - I'd hate to think of them unexpectedly ending up in the crypt! :-)

gemoftheocean said...

H'mmm, each can't be "Student bodied left" or right even 6 inches? Would give you a whole extra foot? Doesn't sound like much, but...would it leave the side aisle entirely too narrow? Makes you wonder what the original drafters were thinking of when they designed the pews that long. I'd have thought someone would have said "Hey, Percy, the center aisle is too narrow."

Victoria said...

Our church is nearly 160 years old and the centre aisle is very narrow. I don't know how the brides of old or women in hooped skirts walked down. The side aisles, one walks up them returning from Communion, are so narrow that anyone the slightest bit over weight has to move sideways. Once again I don't know how women in hoops navigated them.

Frome Area Christians Together Chair said...

Hello Fr Ray
I read you daily and just want to say how beautiful your church is looking. Well done to the team who are working so hard to get it looking good.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful...I hope you don'y polyurethane the floor. It does'nt allow the floor to breath and it a problem long term. Tongue oil or wax?

Padre Steve said...

Wow, the Church is really going to look fantastic!