We are delighted that work has been able to resume at St Petrock’s as permitted by the government after a complete halt since 23rd March.
Both the church architect, the appointed archaeologist and a representative from Exmoor National Park have been on site this week and will make regular visits to assess the progress and monitor work.
Inevitably there will be some disturbance in what is an ancient burial site. A condition of approval for the project was that this is done in accordance with church and ENP guidelines. All findings are recorded and photographed and assessed professionally. No bones leave consecrated ground and at the conclusion of this project a dignified and established service will be followed to bless and re-inter any remains found. The date for this will be announced and anyone who would like to attend would be most welcome.
Please be aware that for now the church and churchyard remain closed.
We all look forward to completion of this work and the re-opening of our church for worship and for community purposes as soon as is possible.
If you are in need of any support or help whilst our daily routines of life and worship are so disrupted, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will endeavour to assist.
With all good wishes
John Gratton (841490) Churchwarden Marion Jeffrey (841500) Deputy Churchwarden