Tuesday 29th January, 2013
THE main news item for February should be the start of work on the redevelopment of the north side of the Cathedral. The actual timing remains somewhat elastic, but work should begin soon. The first piece of activity will be the removal of the concrete play ground on the north west (Palmerston Place) side of the Cathedral as preparatory work for that entire area to be completely landscaped. The car park will be closed, and the Workshop (temporarily) moved into the car park. It is anticipated that the building of the new medical centre, stonemasons’ workshop, renovation of the Walpole Hall and the landscaping will take some 12 months to complete from start to finish. That’s what I have been told: “famous last words!” I hear you reply …..
Lent offers us a time of reflection. In this month’s Magazine you will find special activities to help or indeed challenge you as we journey towards the events of Holy Week and Easter. May God bestow upon us the spirit of holy discipline that we may deny ourselves and take up our cross this Lent.