Thursday 21 February 2013

Donating by Text Message

A new, easy way to support the building project — donating by text message.

Just text ORAT13 followed by your amount: £2, £5, or £10 to 70070.

Your donation will be added to your bill (or taken out of your credit) and there are no additional charges — if you donate £5, we get £5, and you only pay £5.

Wednesday 20 February 2013

New Building: Shower Trays

Anyone remember all the fuss about shower trays a few months ago?

We can now provide photographs of the most famous shower trays in the history of the Catholic Church. Here they are in their packaging:

And here's one in place:

As you can see, and as we said, they cost much less than £2000!

Tuesday 19 February 2013

New Building: Weeks 45-49

A view of the Parish centre, with wires going in:

Above that, on the first floor, the lower part of the library, standing underneath the new gallery:

On the gallery level, you can see some of the decorative plasterwork on the ceiling:

Some of the windows and doors:

The new bedrooms are all plastered:

The trench for cables, pipes and drains is being dug at the moment, and has almost reached the yard in front of the Church.

The boiler arrived...

...and has been installed:

An (early) finishing touch:

And the building as seen from Little Clarendon Street:

Thursday 7 February 2013

Costa Rica Coast to Coast Cycle

Last November one of our parishioners, Emily Watson, cycled 500km across Costa Rica in aid of our fundraising campaign. Beginning from the Pacific coast, it took Emily only eight sweltering days to complete her cycle ride and reach the Caribbean coast. So far she has raised almost £700 for our campaign. Thank you Emily, and well done! It is still possible to sponsor Emily via JustGiving: or speak to one of the Fathers.