We have been exceptionally fortunate in having many skilled church people who have brought a number of years of expertise to the work being done at St Mark’s. They have worked tirelessly since February and their efforts mean that the building looks completely different now.

Nonetheless, some jobs have been beyond us. We have had to bring in professionals to do some jobs, such as plastering the main hall, fitting the new fire door, checking the electrics, doing some brickwork and checking the central heating system. We are immensely grateful to these people for their help, some of which has been given freely, all of which has been given with a spirit of real helpfulness.

This weekend, a new carpet was fitted in the small room which will be the vestry. Our carpet man can be contacted at The Sale Room on Market Street, Goldthorpe on 07960 716688.