Work resumes in the Calvary stair on 3 September
Date Posted: Friday 31 August 2012
From early September the final part of the Restoration and Renewal work on the Calvary stair, and also on the Jeffrey Street entrance, will be carried out.
Contractors will construct a new landing at the top of the Stair, to make it level with the church floor. This will be followed by installation of the stair lift itself, a fixed and self-operated platform lift which will bring wheelchair users and others up the stair to enter the church, and back again afterwards. New glass doors will then be fitted at the top and bottom of the stair, and a new solid oak door in the street entrance. These new doors, together with the new lighting (already installed) and new paving outside the doors, will make the entrance to Old Saint Paul’s more attractive and inviting. The final task will be to re-hang the newly cleaned and restored plaque of the Madonna and Child which has graced the Calvary Stair since it was built.
From the beginning of September until mid-October, the Calvary Stair will be closed to members of the public and the congregation, and will not be in use as an entrance or exit for the building. The entrance in Carrubber’s Close will be the main entrance to the church for services and at other times. The church will remain open each day as usual. We regret that we shall be unable to provide accessible entrance to the church during this time.
All of this will bring to a close Phase 2 of the R&R project which the congregation has embarked on for OSP; restoring our building and renewing the mission and ministry which it serves.