Following the service on October 1st there were a series of presentations to the congregation about the Development Project for St Michael’s. Ginny spoke of the need to move forward and update the facilities in the church to meet modern expectations. James Rowe addressed the progress to develop the plans for a new vestry, access, a servery and a mezzanine floor in the bell tower. Ed Harris talked of the need for all members of the congregation to embrace this project and consider how to financially support it. Lucy Kowol explained how members of the congregation could donate, with a preference for donations over a two or three year period made by direct debit, and if possible with Gift Aid. We have already received substantial pledges and there is a plan to raise the funds needed. Further detail including the plans can be found on the website.