Donate-a-Slate coffee morning at Railway Street Presbyterian Church
Betty Bowman (left) is pictured buying a
slate from David Kime (right) for the recently completed new
roof of Railway Street Presbyterian Church. The photo was
taken at a Donate-a-Slate Coffee Morning in Railway Street
last Saturday morning. L to R: (seated) Betty Bowman, May
Griffin, Gordon Lindsay and David Kime. (standing) Elizabeth
Bridgett, Elizabeth Menown, Len Murray, Carolyn Gowdy, Jean
Murray, Norma Coggins and Edith McConnell.
Work on the re-roofing of Railway Street
Presbyterian Church commenced on Thursday 27th July
and after just eight weeks work, the job will be complete this
weekend (Friday 22nd September). While members of
the congregation were not able to clamber onto the roof to
assist with the work, they will be able to help by contributing
towards the cost of the 4,570 slates used to do the job.
The church’s fundraising team provided the opportunity to
donate £5 towards the cost of each slate at a ‘Donate-a-Slate
Coffee Morning’ held in the Minor Hall, Railway Street
Presbyterian Church on Saturday 30th September from 10.30 am to
During the course of a busy Saturday morning shopping, many
people popped in and enjoyed free scones and coffee making a
donation towards as many slates as they wished and signed their
name against the slates they have helped to put on the roof.
Over the next few months there will be further opportunities for
church members to donate at coffee time following the morning
services and the fundraising team is hoping that it won’t be too
long before there are names against all 4,570 slates.
This photo taken
on Monday 18th September shows work
almost complete on the re-roofing of Railway Street
Presbyterian Church. L to R: (standing) Brian
Patterson - Convenor of the Propery Committee,
Dennis McClure - Consultant, William Tease -
Maintenance Committee, Robin Coulter - Church
Sectetary and Len Murray - Fund Raising team
leader. Also included are Gordon Penrose - Managing
Director, Trevor Cole, Thomas Hammond and Jamie
Adams from Penrose Roofing Contractors and Judith
Hamilton from Knox and Markwell Architects.
This photo taken on Friday 18th
August shows work well underway on the re-roofing of
Railway Street Presbyterian Church. Pictured L to R
are: Dennis McClure-
Consultant, William Tease - Maintenance Committee, Brian
Patterson - Convenor of the Propery Committee and Robin
Coulter - Church Sectetary.