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Parish Building Works
On this advice we asked three companies to provide quotes for removing all the roof covering, replacing the roof boards, and laying new coverings. The quotes were examined by the Archdiocesan Estates Office, the Fabric and Planning Board, and the Finance Council. The quotes were also examined by our own parish finance committee, and on the advice of the experts I agreed to accept one of the quotes and go ahead with the work, with a total cost in the region of £75,000.
This is a lot of money, but I do not believe that we have any alternative. If we don’t do this work the house will continue deteriorate and the eventual costs to fix things will be even higher. Thankfully, as you’ll see from the separate notice about parish finances, we can afford it, both thanks to the generous legacies and donations we have received, and thanks to your ongoing financial support for the parish.
There are two areas to be repaired. The roof above the garage, entrance hall, etc., and the roof above the upper storey of the house. The two areas marked in red in this photo. This photo also gives an idea of just how large these areas are, which accounts for the cost.
The work has just started on 14th April and will last six to eight weeks, depending on the weather! There will be scaffolding around the house, and storage containers, skips, etc., but there should not be any disruption to parish life (such as it is just now). Everything will be done in accordance with strict safety rules, including following coronavirus protection rules. The Archdiocesan Estates Office will make sure that the work is all done to the highest of standards.
The cost of the works at £75,000 is significant. However, the good news is that we have this money in the bank. Thanks to your generous support, over the last ten years we have been gradually building up the parish funds and this was helped enormously with the £50,000 legacy we received in 2019. £21,000 of that legacy was used to cover the cost of the new boilers leaving £29,000 for this project. We also received a major donation of £20,000 this year and the donor agreed it could be used for this project. There have been various other donations totalling £6,000, including a kind donation from the Sisters of Mercy, so in all we have received £55,000 of extraordinary income leaving us to take £20,000 from parish funds. This will deplete our funds, but it won’t exhaust them, and we will still have money in the bank should anything unexpected happen.
Privacy Notice for Booking for Mass & for Contact Tracing
Saint Patrick’s parish has a lawful basis to process your information. Contacting people who might have been exposed to coronavirus is an important step in stopping the spread. Your information will be destroyed 21 days after the attendance at Mass.
Your data will only be used for attendance at Mass and if requested by NHS Scotland for contact tracing purposes.
You have the right to have your data erased or corrected.
The full Archdiocese of Glasgow privacy notice is available at: http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php/the-archdiocese/diocesan-curia/privacy-notice
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