A huge sign appeared outside St Peter’s Church this week saying ‘Job Done, Thanks to Everybody’. The job in questions was a comprehensive programme of repair and renovation carried out over the last three years as the result of a survey, the first of its kind, in 2010. The larger tasks included the cleaning and repair of the largest stained glass windows that were removed and taken to an expert in Guernsey one after the other. Most of the work though was carried out by local people including carpentry, front door repairs and varnishing, insulation of the ceiling, straightening the tombs stones and full redecoration. A new porch light and outside tap have been installed and the church has been thoroughly cleaned. Much of the work has been done voluntarily by members of the congregation and generous benefactors have paid for other elements of the extensive refurbishment. The people of Sark, plus others off Sark with connections to St Peter’s Church, have been most generous with both their money, time and skills, showing a real community spirit. Meanwhile the search for a full time vicar for St Peter’s on a ‘house for duty’ basis continues with a series of locums and resident lay readers currently taking the services.
Pictures by Sue Daly L- R
Inside the newly renovated Church
The big thank you sign outside