Updates from Whirlow

Update! The 60th Anniversary Project

Contractors have now met to agree a programme of works for Whirlow Spirituality Centre, which should start on January 8th and be completed by Easter - earlier than anticipated.

Since our last post , which details the work that will be done, we have heard that refurbishment of the chapel and rearrangement of the kitchen / toilet area will be done simultaneously and that there will be no need for a full closure.  

It had been expected that the work would be carried out in two stages: the Chapel before Easter and toilets and kitchen afterwards. A short closure during the second stage was anticipated. 

But contractors can ensure the Centre has a toilet and running water throughout and is accessible for all weekend and evening events. They also aim to have the project complete in time for Easter.

There will be disruption and inconvenience during weekdays, so some changes have been made to our programme:

  • Simple Quiet Days in January and February have been cancelled
  • Ash Wednesday Quiet Day has been cancelled
  • Song of Songs Live has been postponed, new date tbc
  • Tuesday Reflective Communion services will be relocated during January and February, venue tbc
  • The library will not be accessible during some of this time.

We plan to run everything else as advertised. Please keep an eye on the website, Facebook page and Spirituality Centre emails for further details. 

There will be no specific fundraising for this project. It will be funded by the centre’s operating partners, Whirlow Grange Ltd and All Saints Ecclesall, from existing resources. However, the partners would be delighted if anyone wishes to make a contribution towards the costs of this ongoing development.

Payment details are given on the previous post.

Please contact us for any further details.