|Scaffolding Tower at St Marie's|
Over at St Joseph's the work is more disruptive and messy. Scaffolding was first erected in the side chapels so that work on the roof could begin. Unfortunately when parts of the roof were exposed the problem was bigger than first thought and scaffolding had to be erected over the main sanctuary area
|The main altar with scaffolding|
Even with the building work going on the life of the parish has to continue as best we can under the circumstances. For baptisms a temporary font has be arranged outside the sanctuary area. It is still possible to celebrate Mass at the High Altar but you have to be careful in swinging the thurible around the scaffolding poles.
|The improvised font for baptisms|
Maybe the time has come to invest in a different style of biretta!!!