October 2020- Update of Church Build
It was an answer to prayer and a great delight for the congregation to see our elder, Mr Murdo MacDonald and his able team recommence work on the new church building during the first week of August, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Since then, steady and safe progress has been made, as can be seen from the recent photographs. The timber frame has been erected, and both blockwork and slating of the roof has now begun. The next stage will be to apply render to the blocks and the fitting of external windows and doors to make it wind and watertight before the usual inclement winter weather sets in. Attention can then be turned to planning for all the internal work required. God willing it is hoped to have the building completed and ready for use by the Communion Season commencing 10th June 2021.
The congregation have already received generous donations from many quarters, which have proved invaluable and been put to good use in purchasing building materials. The congregation are greatly humbled and extremely thankful for this kindness shown to us.
Should anyone wish to make a further contribution towards this building work please send it, suitably marked, to, Mrs Joanne MacIver, Congregational Treasurer, FC(C) Manse, 6 Pier Road, Aultbea, Achnasheen IV22 2JQ.
Above all, please remember this project in prayer.
October 2018 - Site with original dilapitated property. Please note the electricity pole and behind it Japanese Knotweed infestation, requiring a spend of £22k to address both.
April 2019 - Work begins to clear site and demolish existing semi detached bungalow
May 2019 - Demolition and site clearance in progress
July 2019 - Site cleared and gable end of semi detached bungalow adjoining, made good.
February 2020 - Foundation work in progress
13th March 2020 - Foundation work continues
23rd March 2020 - Latest image before 'lockdown' closes site.