From Sebastian Bain and Alex Walsham (Churchwardens)  We are delighted to report that, thanks to grants from AmeyCespa, Wadlow Wind Farm, the NIAS Wheatley Trust, and AS Charitable Trust, as well as generous donations from people within and beyond West Wratting, we have now secured sufficient funds to proceed with the repairs to the roof, following the theft of most of its lead in April 2016. The PCC wishes to offer its gratitude to those who did so much to assist with the preparation of applications and who have offered practical and financial support to us during this process. In particular we extend our thanks to Di Edwards, Phil and Sherry O’Donovan, and Catherine Willcocks.
It is hoped that the works will begin in the New Year and further details of the timetable will be publicised once they are clear. Once this is complete, we hope to be able to raise further funds to improve disabled access and to install toilet facilities in the church, so that the building can be used for a wider variety of purposes by the whole community. We are grateful to those who came to the informal meeting on the 6 November and offered so many excellent ideas about the future of St Andrew’s.