I have to go to Douai Abbey today, to a meeting of the Historic Churches Committee to present the plans for the restoration of our church.
The HCC is the body that is supposed to stop the wonton destruction of historic churches and oversee alterations to them. They were sorely necessary in the 80s when so much damage was done to our Catholic heritage.
Apparently the presentation is in front of 25 experts from English Heritage and diocesan bodies, it sounds a bit intimidating, fortunately it is our architect Diedre Waddington doing the presentation.
Say a prayer our plans are accepted.
Diedre transformed the church in Crawley from this