ORGAN RESTORATION APPEAL UPDATE

Following the unanimous agreement of the PCC to apply for a faculty, we are delighted to report that the June meeting of the Diocesan Advisory Committee agreed our proposal with no further requirements.
There will subsequently be a 30 day public consultation, and then the recommendation will go to the Chancellor for sign-off. DAC approval is a very significant step forward. Not only is the rest of the process guided by this decision, but once we have the faculty in place we are able to apply for funding to a much broader range of trusts and funds.
With this stage of the process having gone smoothly, we will now be looking to get into the core of the fundraising over the summer, and launch the main appeal in September.
Alongside this, work continues to reach an agreement with St Paul’s URC to acquire the Lewis pipework, and we hope this will be completed over the summer.

We expect to be able to provide a further update on progress after the summer holidays.