Church and Community Working Together

This project has been made possible by the Church and Community working together to define requirements. The £25, 000 funding has been achieved by the generous grants of £10,000 from The National Lottery – Awards for All, £5,000 from The Church Community Fund and the remainder from monies raised from the Perranuthnoe Open Gardens, Local Fund raising events, Church Reserves, and Generous Private Gifts.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

26th December

Work continues to progress very well - the New Floor has now been laid, Cupboards painted, Locks fitted and the Kitchen units are in place. The Toilet area has been fitted with New Hand Rails and Wash Basin - the end is in sight.
Watch this space for the GRAND OPENING announcement !

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

8th December

The Deaf Loop is installed and functioning.

The cupboards are now completed, with knobs and locks.

The hand basin is installed in the Toilet area.

The The Brand New Cooker (donated by a very generous village family) is awaiting installation.

The new door into the kitchen has been painted.

The stainless steel kitchen units are about to be installed.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

24th November

The walls have now had their first coat of paint and the cupboards are almost completed.
Skirting boards are in place.
The kitchen has been fitted with multiple sockets and the new enclosed florescent lights are in place.
Excellent progress is being made - the end is in sight !

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

17th November

Mike and Alan taking their lunch break in the Autumn sun !

The new storage cupboards are being installed.

Work is progressing very well and is on schedule. The walls are drying out well, new electric sockets have been installed and the stainless steel kitchen units are currently being modified to suite the redesigned layout.

This project is part funded by The National Lottery, Awards 4 All ( and
The Church and Community Fund.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

6th November

Work continues to progress well thanks to the dedication and skill of Mike & Alan.

The room's walls have now receieved its 2 coats of waterproof tanking, scratch coat and final plaster layer. The toilet area is looking great and the "loo" has arrived - but as yet not fitted. The photos show the damp proofing tanking specialists Steve and Anthony from the company AD Ltd.

This project is part funded by The National Lottery, Awards 4 All ( and
The Church and Community Fund.

Monday, 25 October 2010

24th October

Pleased to report that work on the room is progressing really well. As the pictures show, the new external Barn Door into the kitchen is in place, the walls are being plastered and the kitchen extension has been tiled, the floor leveled and new non slip floor tiles layed.

Monday, 11 October 2010

11th October

The bare walls.....

The new kitchen wall & window Skips of Old Plaster

After just one week work has progressed well. The (damp) plaster all 2 skip loads of it, have been removed exposing the bare stone work. The kitchen wall has been moved about 1.5m the result certainly gives the impression of a significantly larger kitchen and the new doorway created on the kitchen's east wall.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

4th October 2010

The improvements planned for the CHURCH ROOM include the following:

- Flooring / Walls (damp proofing)
- Toilet facilities / grab rails
- Extended Kitchen / New Cooker
- Additional door (in the kitchen)
- Storage cupboards
- Hearing loop
- Notice boards

The day finally arrived, after 2 years of fund raising and planning, work was able to start on the refurbishment of the Church Room. As the following shots show the builder arrived, the electrician arrived and the portable loo - all essential items !!
It is expected that the work will take about 3 months to complete. We hope that this blog will provide updates as the work progresses.

Katie asked that to say a big thankyou here to our grant funders, namely:

Awards for All - a pot within the national lottery scheme(£10k)
Church and Community Fund (5k)
Open Gardens Fundraising
Church's own funds
Several generous donations from members of the community.

I would also add a HUGE THANK YOU to Katie herself for all her hard work in achieving the funding over the past 2 years and supportive Village Consultations - without which no renovation would have been possible.