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    June in pictures

      :: restoration continues : starting to sort through all those boxes : installing electric sockets :: :: wiring the living room : elderflower cordial making : cutting conduit :: :: doorstep posies : learning new skills : garden roses ::

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    In pictures

       :: the first snow : part of the Apse restoration : blue tits nesting in the wall :: :: studying pew graffiti : precious moments : preparing skirting :: :: plum blossom in the allotment : after-school wanderings : marshmallow toasting after much hard work :: Previous ‘In Pictures’ here

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    March in pictures

    :: thinning the boundary hedge : painting in the Apse : an indoor Easter egg hunt :: :: a higher than normal perspective of the nave : seasonal decorations : allotment tidying :: :: leaving Easter treats at the fairy door in the woods : installing skirting boards : painting walls ::

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    February in Pictures

      :: skirting completes the landing : tidying the garden : half term adventures :: :: apse restoration begins : before cleaning the stained glass : (too) high up ::  :: ‘champing’ : installing the loft ladder : spring comes to the churchyard ::

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       ‘Brilliance’ Gently cleaning the stained glass in the Apse. (While standing precariously on a ledge, harnessed to a pillar, and concentrating very hard not to fall off. The slightly terrifying side of Christ Church Living!) It looks brilliant though! Image of the Week #173

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    Window cleaning

    Before : After Scaffolding is up in The Workshop which occupies the north west corner of the church presenting a good opportunity to clean the window. So gently, gently the grime has been washed off. It is wonderful to see the paintwork and colours fully illuminated. Getting up close to the glass painting – the faces, hair, fabrics and patterns,…

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    May in pictures

    :: a busy month for visitors to the church : we’d hoped our missing cat had returned, only to discover we’d mistaken his identity – oops! : designing our new website :: :: weeding the allotment : Karl securing a British land speed record : vegetable seed sowing :: :: fixing leaky downpipes : the outside of the wall in…

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    March in pictures

      A monthly picture diary. :: spending time in the garden : plasterers working on the House : outside time :: :: cleaning the oak in the kitchen : signs of spring : cutting back saplings :: :: finishing the entrance porch : the first butterfly spotted : cleaning a clerestory window ::

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    Restoration of the entrance porch

      For the past couple of months we have been restoring the entrance porch on the south side of the nave. If you follow our Facebook or Instagram page you will have seen this in progress and now we are very pleased to show it to you – all finished! Historically the entrance porch has been very prone to damp…

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      Thinning out of the boundary hedge has resulted in an improved view of the church. Image of the Week #128