There are regular weekly cleaning tasks undertaken by volunteers. This involves sweeping the wood and tiled floors and hoovering the carpet; polishing the brass (candlesticks, cross, wall plaques); running a duster over the pews and choir stalls, and tidying the kneelers and chairs. All the cleaning equipment needed is kept in the vestry porch. The altar linen is washed and ironed by a member of the congregation and the choir robes are looked after by a member of the choir.

Together with the other disciplines of Lent, the annual cleaning of our church building is a preparation for Easter. This is a grand session of very thorough 'spring cleaning' carried out by a group of volunteers who do a 'mass attack'. This lasts several days and absolutely everything is cleaned, scrubbed and polished. The high-level areas, roof trusses, window ledges, column caps and chandeliers are dusted. The chairs are dusted, the pews polished, the floors are washed and sealed and the carpets hoovered. This dusting and sweeping includes the vestry, the porches, the belfry and the clock chamber.  


Debbie Nunn on 020 8979 3078

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