The Leadership met with Peter Preston (Architect) via Zoom last Friday to review the final specifications for Phase 2. These have been forwarded to the Quantity Surveyor for costing. A planning application has been submitted to Cherwell District Council for the reinstatement of porch doors and improved disabled access as the chapel is within the Conservation Area. This is the final consent needed in order to start the renovation. Once the final costs have been provided by the Quanitity [Read more...]
Because as Christians, we believe in believers baptism. We believe that baptism should follow when someone makes their own declaration of repentance and faith. Jesus gave Christians the Great Commission before he ascended to heaven "“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (Matthew [Read more...]
The architect, Peter Preston, continues to finalise the detailed drawings of the internal works of the chapel. This work is expected to be completed by the end of October when the quanitity surveyor will then price the scope of works. We are hoping to finalise everything ready for the issuing of the tender documents before the end of the year. Here are the latest detailed drawings of the new baptistry, wall panelling and [Read more...]
In Radio Oxford's Faith Place, Hedley Feast interviews Pastor Pete Brookes about Hook Norton and the Baptist Chapel.
Listen out on Radio Oxford on Sunday 10th September at 7:40am for an interview with Hedley Feast about Hook Norton Baptist Church!
Our architect, Peter Preston (Manifest Design Workshop), has finalised the drawing of Phase 1 which addresses all the external works to remedy the causes of damp, and improve access to the building for those who have difficulty with their mobility. A French drain will be built around the walls of the church, the capacity of the downpipes increased by adding additional downpipes which will be connected to the main drainage via the hall. Additionally, the walls will be repointed with lime mortar [Read more...]
The M&E consultants working on the electrical and heating design have finalised their specification and submitted them to our architect for inclusion in the final specification documents for tendering. There were a few queries around siting of the oil-fired boiler and flue, the routing of cables and pipes to / from the chapel, and the requirements for air extraction, but these have now been resolved. Our architect is now busy producing all the documentation ready for review by the [Read more...]