We are currently in the middle of a building project to increase the seating capacity downstairs in the main part of our church building.  It now being a number of weeks since we started the building work, we wanted to take the opportunity to update you on progress so far and what to expect in the weeks ahead.   

What’s been done so far?

In the last couple of months, we have made good progress with the project.  We have managed to complete a number of elements, some of which are obvious and others which are not.  The tasks completed include:

  • Removal of pulpit and organ
  • Levelling of plinths above the baptistery and on which the organ stood
  • Cabling installed under the floor
  • Carpet and chairs ordered
  • Damp-proofing survey completed
  • Decorating contract agreed
  • Finding a buyer for our current chairs

We praise God for the progress that’s been made and for the team of people who have worked hard to bring all of this about.  These include: Paul Spill, Ian Newton, Lynton Cooper, Kevin Collyer, Peter and Sue Fabian and Michael Collyer.

What’s still to do?

There is still a good amount to be done before the building project is completed, this includes:

  • Damp-proofing and plastering
  • Decoration
  • New lighting in the foyer
  • Re-carpeting
  • Installation of new screens
  • Installation of new chairs

It is our hope that the damp-proofing and plastering will be completed in the coming weeks, in May.  Then, God willing, the decoration will be carried out in June, with the rest of the project completed shortly after this. 

Can you help?

If you are willing and able to help clean the church building following the removal of the plaster for the damp-proofing, please talk with Paul Spill.  This is likely to be completed in the next couple of weeks and will be a dusty job!  Paul will be able to give you a clearer indication of when the work will be carried out and would be really pleased to have you help.

Please continue to pray for the progress of the building project, that it will continue on time and on budget.  And please pray that God will continue to bless and help the team from church involved in the project.  Above all, please continue to pray that God will bring new people to join us at Beccles Baptist Church to fill the additional seating that this project will create.